• 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

    So, yes, I’m breastfeeding my four-year-old, and here’s why… Breastfeeding a 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 before school won’t you?’ ‘Make the most of it because you’ll have to stop soon!’ ‘I didn’t realise you were STILL doing it!’ Breastfeeding a four-year-old…

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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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  • 12 things you should know about breastfeeding an older child

    June 29, 2017

    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 if people see? You’ll still be feeding at the school gates! YES, we are still breastfeeding,…

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  • Unexpectedly brilliant breastfeeding benefits

    July 21, 2016

    What are the unexpectedly brilliant breastfeeding benefits, the ones no-one really tells you about?

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

    November 6, 2015

    How do you feel about breastfeeding in public? 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 in 5 feeling people don’t want them to feed in…

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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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  • Ten tips for breastfeeding support

    August 6, 2015

    Did you know it’s World Breastfeeding Week? Here’s some tips on good breastfeeding support… I’ve been breastfeeding now for nearly three and a half years in total, and reckon good support is so important for happy breastfeeding, So here’s all the people – groups, products and things – that have helped me along the way,…

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