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Helping indoor kids fall in love with the outdoor world

Helping indoor kids fall in love with the outdoor world

The best thing about kids is they’re all so different. It is watching them grow and blossom, their personalities shining through more and more with each passing day. So kids are arty, others are more into science. Some enjoy reading, others would rather make home movies. Some can’t get enough of the outdoors, and some are indoor-obsessed. This last point is not necessarily a bad thing. They may just prefer to play the role of sofa-loving director in their sibling's theatre production.VIEW the POST

Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month

Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month

Isla is officially 6 weeks old now so ive successfully made it past the first month and I feel extremely proud for it, so I should! It's not easy, it's emotionally draining when you have 2 and also draining on your body. Keeping up your energy levels by eating and resting, sometimes just simply doesn't happen in my house, the amount of times my day has started at 4am and running around after Noah I forget to have a proper lunch. Because I only breastfed for a short time with Noah, I never developed a milk supply, like I have with Isla. This time around there have been quite a few surprises along the way. When you have an established milk supply, usually after 4 weeks, your body knows when to produce milk and gets prepared accordingly. I know it's time for milk because my boobs feel extremely heavy and ...

Where did I find my breastfeeding support?

When I was pregnant with Noah I wasn’t sure about breastfeeding, I didn’t “feel” like I wanted to breastfeed and I can’t explain why! It might be because I had never been around people that breastfed, or that were breastfeeding in front of me – I really don’t know! All I do know is that I tried to breastfeed and I know in my heart of hearts (because of how well Isla is doing) that I didn’t give it a proper chance with Noah and I should have persevered. If I had of given it a few more days then I am sure that I would have breastfed Noah for a lot longer than I did. I didn’t realise that for the first couple of weeks they use you to get your body into a routine of what milk they need and this means that they might feed a little more …

Theraline Mamma Pads Competition

Theraline Mamma Pads Competition

**CLOSED** Mamma Pads are the virtually invisible breastfeeding insert from Theraline. They are comfortable and absorbent, leaving you confident that you are not going to leak breast milk and you can finally sleep without a bra once again! They work by temporarily shutting off the milk supply by putting pressure on your nipple, which causes the milk ducts to to close and then when you are ready to feed, simply remove the mamma pad and the ducts re-open. The perfect option for mummies because you can use them over and over again!! You can see the products on the Theraline website: http://www.theraline.co.uk/mammapads.htm Theraline are giving away a set of Mamma Pads in support of the Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt, Keeping Britain Breastfeeding. To win your very own set of Mamma Pads from Theraline, all you need to do is comment below on . To gain extra points simply Tweet "I would like to #win some Mamma Pads with ...

Mum to Mum: sharing about breastfeeding

Mum to Mum: sharing about breastfeeding

Knowing what I know now about breastfeeding and how I feel when I feed Isla, I only wish I knew more people and was surrounded by friends who breastfed when Noah was a newborn. I can guarantee I would have had more confidence and will power to breastfeed longer with Noah (as I did give up a little quicker than I would have liked!) and with Isla I feel completely different. I was discussing with a friend today, who posted on my last breastfeeding post too, that she gained confidence from her friends who breastfed and being around other mums that were feeding. It didn't make her feel so alienated when in public and gave her a huge amount of confidence that she needed, knowing that she was with other mums and that she wasn't the only one feeding, gave her the support she needed. I feel a lot more in ...