Breastfeeding

Disposable vs Washable Nursing Pads

Bamboobies

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, I did not anticipate just…

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Breastfeeding

What to Wear for Quick and Easy Breastfeeding

Nursing cover

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 with drop-down cups, but that…

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Breastfeeding

Why Extended Breastfeeding is NORMAL

Extended breastfeeding

"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 just some of the comments…

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Breastfeeding

5 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding

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. When people ask me if…

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