I have been breastfeeding for four years (2.5 with my first child, 1.5 so far with my second) and I have had to use nursing pads for this entire duration. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I had bought bamboo washable nursing pads (along with cloth nappies) in preparation for my breastfeeding journey. However,
Growing up, Baby Blues was my favourite comic. It featured in our local newspaper and I would always look for it and read it first. Then as a mother, I rediscovered it online and saw all the jokes in a whole new light. I never realised how much breastfeeding featured in it! The parenting jokes are
I’ve been yearning for some nursing dresses for a while now. I literally only have ONE dress I can easily breastfeed in and it wasn’t even designed to be a nursing dress. The sleeves and jersey material just make it easy to pull aside and nurse in. When Miss A was a few weeks old,
When I was pregnant, I really didn’t give much thought to what I would wear when breastfeeding. I didn’t have any close friends who had kids so there was no one around me to offer up any tried-and-tested handy mummy tips. From reading pregnancy magazines, I knew I had to get a couple nursing bras
If you’re pregnant, planning to fall pregnant or your weight tends to fluctuate over your menstrual cycle or due to medication…let me introduce you to a little lifesaver called a bra extender. A two-hook bra extender in black What are bra extenders? Bra extenders are literally an extra piece of band with eyes that you can hook onto
“When they’re old enough to ask for it, they are too old for it”. “You should wean them before they get old enough to pull up your shirt in public”. “Teeth is nature’s way of telling you it’s time to stop breastfeeding”. “Don’t you know there are no nutritional benefits past a year?” These are
Miss A is nearly one and our breastfeeding relationship is still going strong. Of course there were plenty of bumps in the road initially. Miss A fed constantly and I had an oversupply and all the problems that come with that- painful engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis, etc.; but we persevered and it eventually got easier and easier.