Drinking whilst breastfeeding

There has been a lot of stuff online lately about it being perfectly fine to breastfeed and drink alcohol, and after reading some of the stuff out there I think the bigger picture is being missed a bit by people. It’s not as black and white as some of the posts and comments I’ve seen are making it out to be. Sorry, I’m afraid it may not be… Continue Reading “Drinking whilst breastfeeding”

Nursing strike at one: to wean or not to wean?

Yesterday, Lydia refused her bedtime feed. Very determinedly – she bit both nipples when offered them, and was very upset until it was apparent that I wasn’t going to going to ask her to feed anymore. This morning, a repeat of the performance occurred; purposely biting and then horribly upset until my Mum took her away. As soon as she saw she wasn’t going to… Continue Reading “Nursing strike at one: to wean or not to wean?”

Giveaway: Essential Embrace Nursing Bra from Bravado! Designs

This afternoon I have a lovely looking Essential Embrace Nursing Bra from Bravado! Designs to be won, worth £26! The Essential Embrace Nursing Bra is the most comfortable, supportive, yet lightweight bra that you will ever wear while pregnant or nursing. The Essential Embrace Nursing Bra – What You’ll Love: Revolutionary patent pending Bravado Dynatex™ fabric – combines premium cotton & luxurious microfiber all in… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Essential Embrace Nursing Bra from Bravado! Designs”

Giveaway: One of Two Plushy Moon Maternity/Nursing Pillows from Theraline

This giveaway is for two Plushy Moon Maternity/Nursing Pillows from Theraline, worth £23.95. Each winner can choose a colour of their choice. The Theraline Plushy Moon is unbelievably soft and cuddly and is perfect to use when relaxing. It is an easy to carry pregnancy and baby feeding pillow, making it ideal if you already have a larger pregnancy and baby feeding pillow at home,… Continue Reading “Giveaway: One of Two Plushy Moon Maternity/Nursing Pillows from Theraline”

Giveaway: Manual breast pump from Dr Browns

Today’s giveaway is a fab one for any breastfeeding mums, a manual breast pump from Dr Browns, worth £42. Gentle compression technology and super soft flexible breastcup for the utmost in comfort Features compression technology and super-soft flexible breastcups Gentle Compression Technology gently elicits milk expression Gentle compression is designed to help minimise tugging and pinching Super-Soft BabyFace® Flexible Breastcup conforms to mum’s breast and… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Manual breast pump from Dr Browns”

Giveaway: Bundle of breastfeeding products from Lansinoh

Today I am giving away a fantastic bundle of breastfeeding products from Lansinoh, worth up to £35, including their NEW Latch Assist and must-have breastfeeding product Lanolin! With over 25 years of experience, Lansinoh is dedicated to encouraging and supporting breastfeeding mothers when they need it most. Lansinoh offers a range of high quality products and thoughtful support and information, based on a unique blend… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Bundle of breastfeeding products from Lansinoh”

Giveaway: breastvest

As part of my participation in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2013, I am pleased to announce that the lovely folk at breastvest are giving my readers the chance to win one of their fab nursing tops! I reviewed the breastvest earlier today, and you can check out my well earned 5 star review here. The breastvest is a item of breatfeeding underwear designed… Continue Reading “Giveaway: breastvest”

Breastfeeding support from an unexpected source

The age gap between my girls is about 22 months, so Georgie turned two just a few months after Lydia was born. At almost four months Lydia is still exclusively breastfeeding, and so I spend a lot of time snuggled up on the sofa with my baby girl while my eldest plays with her toys and snuggles up next to us to read books. It… Continue Reading “Breastfeeding support from an unexpected source”

Giveaway: Theraline Wynnie Nursing Pillow

As part of the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2013, I am pleased to announce that I have not one, but two Therlaine Wynnie nursing pillows to giveaway! I reviewed this nursing pillow here on my blog a few weeks ago and it received a very well deserved 5 stars! Today is all about breastfeeding tips on the scavenger hunt, and one of my top… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Theraline Wynnie Nursing Pillow”

Breastfeeding benefits mum too!

From today until Saturday 29th July, the blogosphere will be full of great informative, funny, heartwarming and sometimes emotional posts about breastfeeding. It is the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2013 this week, and I am taking part for the second year running. The theme today is “The Benefits of Breastfeeding” and last year I talked about the benefits for baby, so today I want to… Continue Reading “Breastfeeding benefits mum too!”

Review: Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump

Now that Lydia is old enough to have some expressed breast milk in bottles, we are keen to try and get her used to having the occasional bottle so that I can leave her with James for a few hours if need be. I have been sent a Lansinoh manual breast pump to test out, and so one afternoon last week I put the girls down for their naps and took advantage of the moment of peace to give it a go.… Continue Reading “Review: Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump”