Breastfeeding: The End & How I stopped at 19 months

I made a decision I’ve been thinking about for a long time at the start of the month. I stopped breastfeeding Arlo. To some it may not seem like a big deal but as anyone who is or has breastfed their baby will know, making the decision to stop isn’t one that can be taken lightly. On the first of…

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‘Still feeding’ #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

Yes, we are “still” breastfeeding. Although why people ask like that I’ve no idea really. The WHO advises breastfeeding till two if it suits mum and child. Arlo is 16 months old and shows no signs of stopping whatsoever. He’s never had a nursing strike and would feed all day every day if he could. He certainly attempts to feed…

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Golden Boobs & MumMe breastfeeding dresses

I recently got my ‘Golden Boobs’ award, otherwise known as a year of breast feeding! It has been a fairly intense journey as Arlo has never taken to drinking from a bottle, and only from a beaker in the last month or two (if someone else holds it!) He’s also really only started to enjoy proper food in the last…

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Breastfeeding: Hot Milk Chic Nursing Bra

Arlo and I are fast approaching our ‘golden boobs’ award, that’s a year for the uninitiated. It’s true that your boobs change as your breastfeeding journey continues and mine have now shrunk a little compared to what they were in the first few months. All but one of my nursing bras were used when I was feeding Athena so when…

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Fashion: A breastfeeding friendly dress & Bo and Bel

I’ve been meaning to start posting more outfit posts for ages now, partly to give myself a reason to dress up a little and partly because I actually have a few nice breastfeeding friendly outfits that might inspire someone looking for boob & baby friendly clothes!

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Boobs glorious Boobs! 6 months of breastfeeding

So I have been breastfeeding Arlo for  very nearly six months now. In a way it seems a little silly to go shouting about it, as it’s a natural thing and only a few hundred years ago or less there was no other option and all mums fed their babies (or employed a wet nurse!) for probably much longer! But…

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Breastfeeding: Thrupenny bits nursing pillows

Breastfeeding means you get to sit and relax (hopefully!) with your baby, but it’s not always easy finding a comfortable position, and sometimes you need your hands free too, for tea drinking/biscuit eating/toddler book reading to name but a few! A couple of weeks ago I was sent this pretty gorgeous nursing pillow from Thrupenny Bits. Their pillows: contour to…

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Breastfeeding cafe with Medela

Last week I gathered together four ‘mummy friends’ that I’ve met since having Athena to have a natter about breastfeeding with caffeine and cake as part of my role as a Medela Mum. Emily is a Programme Coordinator and her son S is 2, Sally is a Yoga instructor and Author and has a daughter, B who is 18 months…

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