infant sleep and bad advice

Shit advice about infant sleep.

It’s fitting, really, that in the month I’ve assigned, “Weaning with Respect Month”, another self-appointed baby sleep trainer has taken the opportunity to embarrass himself/themselves by showing he/they knows/know nothing – no, less than nothing, if such a negative value were possible – about newborn babies, their nutritional needs, their slumber needs, and basically anything…

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“I’d considered myself a bit inadequate at the whole breastfeeding thing”//by Rowena Pelham

I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a piece on child-led weaning off the breast, as I’m not convinced I actually practised child-led feeding from the breast with my eldest son, but I imagine a lot of mothers, especially first timers, will find themselves in this position, so here’s my experience . Breastfeeding got off…

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“Prolactin and oxytocin are gushing around my body”: Full-Term Breastfeeding//by Chelsea Poyo-Nieto

My first child turns 3 years old in a little over a month, and it’s interesting to have the chance to sit down now and reflect on what my initial motivation was for breastfeeding my son full-term, especially seeing as how we have actually met and surpassed the most obvious breastfeeding milestones. We got through…

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Mindfulness: being here and now with children

Everything’s sort of got on top of me recently. I’ve found little things a lot of work. It’s all not helped, though, by my mind’s insistence that worrying and existing anywhere but the here and now is going to make things easier. Because it doesn’t. And it actually destroys any chance I have of peace…