Monthly Archives: June 2013

Day 45: some breastfeeding facts

A few facts and pieces of information on breastfeeding I found interesting… Facts about breast milk itself According to a British Report (Department of Health and Social Security 1988), each 100 ml of mature breast milk (i.e., breast milk produced … Continue reading

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Day 44: A strategy to help the nips heal

I give up. Everyone normally assumes bad latching when you have sore nips. Fair enough. Then there is thrush, mastitis and a few others to add to the list including cracked nips. Truth is, the whole breastfeeding thing is painful … Continue reading

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Day 43: Does comfort eating start just after birth?

So here’s my theory. I myself am a feeder. I show people i love them by feeding them and I hate to see someone be hungry, or if I don’t make enough food? That upsets me. So naturally I think … Continue reading

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Day 42: At 6 weeks what’s our routine?

Now I laugh a little when I say routine because as we all know it all changes on a daily basis and depends on what mood their in. What I mean here is in the broadest strokes of what we … Continue reading

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Day 40: daddy mummy balance

I may moan and get snappy from lack of sleep. However things could be a lot more challenging. Our few small blessings are that she latches on well, eats, sleeps, takes formula, has no nipple confusion. All these things help … Continue reading

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Day 39: The girl is moving on up!

So of course like good parents we’ve been weighing our daughter obsessively to make sure she’s gaining weight well. Later on in life I’m sure it’ll be a typical girl response of wanting to lose weight even though she’s fine, … Continue reading

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Day 37: What they don’t tell you about breastfeeding, it’s emotional

So here’s the weird bit about breastfeeding. I think in our society we’re so used to being in control that when something sneaks up on us – we really are surprised, especially if it’s an emotional reaction or chemical change. … Continue reading

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Day 36: bloody blocked tear ducts!

Ah yes. We hope we’re on the wind down for the evening and she is currently going hell for leather on the left. She’s had an ok day. Lovely old friend round for the afternoon who Lo-Lo behaved very well … Continue reading

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Day 35: A breath of fresh air… different day, different baby

Yes… she’s been swapped again! She slept 8 hours straight last night, fed at 7am and then slept again straight through til 11am. And quiet all day. Someone’s playing silly buggers with us. After what can mentally feel like quite … Continue reading

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Day 34: Something for myself

SO EXHAUSTED today! Last night was a big challenge. Fed at 2.30am which was fine, but only on one boob (as am trying to let nips heal so more time is left between feeding from each one) instead of offering … Continue reading

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