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Latched on! The best breastfeeding advice anyone ever gave me

1.  Trust your baby Your baby was born to grow and to feed from you. It can be tempting to think, “she can’t SURELY still be hungry?!”, and you’d be right that it seems impossible. But in those early days, weeks and even months, baby’s MO is to activate the demand-supply process that tells your…

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Lone-Parenting and Attachment: Single Motherhood Series #3

The mother is in distress; quick delivery, please. Your cries and grasping arms to comfort and soothe. Try, try, try again to feed. Be the ‘natural’ she said I was. Witch. Finally sense returns and with it sweet sleep. Shoulders down. Journeys through stations, parks, towns. A pushchair listing with the weight of two thousand…

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Feminism, motherhood and financial dependence

Babies cost money.  Or rather, living costs money. Leaving aside the enormous pressure on new parents to kit themselves out with a ton of baby stuff they may never use, however the family makes money, nowadays it must do so in order to survive.  I say nowadays because part of me likes to dream of a time…

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Going back to work? Your breastfeeding journey needn’t stop here. **Guest Post by Rowena Pelham.**

If you’ve read this you’ll know that I returned to work when my children were 10 and 14 weeks old. I continued to breastfeed the oldest until he was 15 months (when he self-weaned, possibly because I was pregnant again) and am still going strong with the youngest as we approach his third birthday. As…

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Top 5 activities babies and toddlers can enjoy together

1.  Water Play                 Pouring, scooping, tipping, splashing, soaking, hurling.  Water, water, everywhere. Just be glad they’re getting along.   2.  Sand Play             Digging, scooping, building, destroying, destroying, shouting, throwing. 3.  Water and Sand   Mess.  Sandy nightmare in bed later. 4. Ruining your living…

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