• Thoughts on breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding: Five Thoughts, Eight Years On

    November 19, 2020

    Here Are Five Thoughts On Breastfeeding…Eight Years On From The Start… One) It’s not just you. We really struggled with breastfeeding first-time-round, for a long time. It seemed to me like everyone else ‘got’ it, easily, and even people who had problems sorted them out when their baby was a newborn, and not weeks old…

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  • I'm breastfeeding a four year old and here is why

    I’m Breastfeeding My Four Year Old, And Here’s Why

    August 1, 2019

    Yes, I’m breastfeeding my four-year-old, and here’s why… So, you’re breast-feeding a four-year-old? Here’s Why We’re Still Feeding – At Four Yes, I’m breastfeeding my four year old! And we’re both really happy about it. Breastfeeding my four-year-old sounds like: ‘That’s a bit…weird, isn’t it? ”Hasn’t it gone on long enough now?’ ‘You’ll be stopping…

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  • In praise of Tamara Ecclestone, or why I’m breastfeeding my three-year-old

    December 7, 2017

    Tamara Ecclestone is back on TV again, something I know about not because I’ve seen her new reality programme, but because the press is reacting with horror at the fact that she is still breastfeeding her daughter, in it – and daring to talk, openly and in public, about breastfeeding a three-year-old *shocked face*. I…

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  • Breastfeeding An Older Child: 12 Things You Should Know!

    June 29, 2017

    Breastfeeding An Older Child, Here Are 12 Things To Know Are you breastfeeding an older child? Breastfeeding an older child…well, now THAT’S WEIRD, isn’t it? You’re doing it for you, aren’t you? Aren’t they too old? If they can ask for it then it’s wrong. You shouldn’t do that in public, should you – what…

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  • 10 Brilliant Breastfeeding Benefits

    July 21, 2016

    Breastfeeding Benefits: Here Are 10 Brilliant Ones! What are the unexpectedly brilliant breastfeeding benefits, the ones no-one really tells you about? Our Breastfeeding Story So Far I’ve not really written that much about breastfeeding second time round. Last time it was a massive deal with many hurdles and barriers and highs and lows and tears…

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  • Why I’m not embarrassed about breastfeeding in public (and you shouldn’t be either)

    November 6, 2015

    How do you feel about breastfeeding in public? Breastfeeding in public, how do you feel about it – fine, comfortable, relaxed…or slightly awkward and really reluctant to do it? A new poll out this week found that a third of breastfeeding mothers shy away from doing it in public and feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, with 1…

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  • Breastfeeding: our greatest hits

    August 7, 2015

    As it’s National Breastfeeding Week, I’m taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt (yesterday’s post was on my top tips for breastfeeding support). Today’s theme is about the end of breastfeeding journeys,  so I was going to write about pregnancy and breastfeeding, stopping feeding with Eliza and then starting again with Florence. But…

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