Health Care, mental health, Motherhood, Parenting, Wellbeing, Women's Health

Breastfeeding Vouchers? I Vouch For Feeding Equality

(originally published on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/breastfeeding-vouchers-i-vouch-for-feeding-equality_uk_5a314ef0e4b06a512dd69c8b) On Tuesday 12th December, the Victoria Derbyshire programme featured a segment dedicated to discussing the idea of offering new mothers financial incentives for breastfeeding. They wanted the opinions from women who would be directly affected if this scheme was rolled out nationally. Here’s the background: New research from the… Continue reading Breastfeeding Vouchers? I Vouch For Feeding Equality

mental health, Motherhood, Parenting, Women's Health

Are You Ok?

Are you ok? It's a question we often ask but do we really pay attention to the answer? A mother struggling with feeding will often isolate themselves due to the absurd belief that every mum will be in a 'love bubble'. For some mums, that bubble never formed. Others encounter unexpected issues which suddenly pop… Continue reading Are You Ok?

Family, Feeding, Motherhood, Parenting

Impending WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines Are Putting Babies At Risk

It appears that during WHO’s review last year, the issue of breastfeeding complications weren’t raised as a ‘priority for discussion’. In fact, WHO officials reported that they have not specifically studied the complications from exclusive breastfeeding and have no studies or grants commissioned to monitor complications of the BFHI

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Breastfeeding Is Simply Amazing – But Our Focus On It Is Excessive 

In those first few weeks as my daughters’ weight dropped further and further below their birth weight, people would encourage me to just keep going and just feed wherever and whenever. Now I recognise that for someone with a milk supply that is even remotely sufficient that this is good advice. But when your milk is trickling out like blood from a stone and you have a hungry baby screaming constantly for food, it’s a horrible, horrible feeling.

Parenting

Why Formula Control Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds

You'll be surprised by my response to a recent article published by Dr. Amy Brown on The Conversation: 'Breastfeeding: five ways it can be encouraged responsibly'. Whenever I see headlines like this, I approach with caution. This is because I strongly believe that the current way breastfeeding is being promoted is at the detriment of… Continue reading Why Formula Control Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds

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Our Journey to FED

Lifestyle Blogger, Jazmine L. Coats of ‘Simply Little Things’ contacted the Don’t Judge Just Feed campaign to share the challenges she faced trying to get her precious daughter nourished… “To anyone who knows me personally, you are probably familiar with the struggles my husband and I have had when it came to feeding our little… Continue reading Our Journey to FED