Breastfeeding Advice

There is no one right answer to the question of how long to breastfeed. Some mothers choose to breastfeed for six months, some for a year, and others longer. The important thing is that you do what is best for you and your baby.

Tips For Breastfeeding After A C-Section

5 Tips For Breastfeeding After A C-Section

Giving birth by cesarean—planned or unplanned—doesn’t directly interfere with your ability to breastfeed, but recovery and hospital issues can make it harder in the beginning. Here’s what you can do to make breastfeeding easier if you have a c-section: 1. Make it clear that you want to breastfeed. Communicating your priorities beforehand is extra important…

I Wish That Breastfeeding Was Normal

I Wish That Breastfeeding Was Normal

I wish that breastfeeding wasn’t such a “hot” topic. I wish that formula feeding wasn’t so commonplace and normal that people assume that the way a formula-fed baby behaves is the way babies should behave. So that long deep sleeps in very small babies were not expected, instead of the hourly feeds, short naps and…

The Law on Public Breastfeeding

The Law on Public Breastfeeding

UK mothers who breastfeed their children, are celebrating after the government clarified today that mothers are, and always have been, free to breastfeed in public places. Breastfeeding mothers are also protected in law under the provision of goods, services and facilities section of the Sexual Discrimination Act when breastfeeding, whatever the age of the baby,…

Exposing the myths of breastfeeding

Exposing the Myths of Breastfeeding

Just in the interests of fairness I thought it would be a good idea to post this up. Mothers are constantly urged to breastfeed yet there is little evidence to suggest that it is better than formula milk In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft said that women who did not suckle their babies “scarcely deserve the name…