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Breastfeeding, Opinion

The Day Dr Chris & the BBC Failed to Advocate Breastfeeding

What does the BBC mean to you? For me (scandal aside, obvs) it stands for good, proper, ethical, but most of all balanced news. It does not, or it should not – to my understanding at least – be associated with bias, agenda, or ulterior motive. That’s not the point of the BBC. We all pay towards it (my thoughts on that are for  ...

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Breastfeeding, Reviews

The New MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump – Is It Right For You?

MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump review: I received the product in exchange for my honest opinion and was compensated for my time. I’m still breastfeeding my almost one year old (wahhhh, where did that year go?!) – and more and more I’m feeling the need to grab a little break when it’s on offer. This usually means going out to work for a  ...

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Breastfeeding, Opinion

Breastfeed? Why That Makes You a Martyr

I wrote this post before I became pregnant with Elfin. Of course I’m currently breastfeeding again, and I’ve also been dairy-free for nearly a year – meaning this post is now more relevant than ever. Breastfeeding is a subject close to my heart. It’s something I’ve written about many times over the last couple of years  ...

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Breastfeeding, Opinion

Fun Bags – First for Men, Then for Babies

Boobs, melons, jubblies, fun bags. Call them what you will, I’ve recently been giving a lot of thought to our female appendages – specifically why do women have breasts – and I have something to get off my, ahem, chest. If you’re a woman, especially one who currently breastfeeds or has ever nursed your baby, then you’re going to be  ...

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Breastfeeding, Giveaways, Reviews

The Milky Tee Co Review and Giveaway!

The Milky Tee Co Review: I was sent these t-shirts in exchange for my honest opinion. I was recently sent some fab breastfeeding tees to try out by the new – and très cool – The Milky Tee Co. This collaboration came about when I saw the lovely Charlie O’Brien modelling one on her Facebook page, which prompted me to immediately head  ...

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Breastfeeding, Family and Parenting

Is it Baby Acne or An Allergy / CMPA?

When Elfin was born she was perfect. Within three short weeks her poor little face was covered in awful pustules and her skin was as terrible as a teenage boy’s. I never questioned whether it was baby acne or an allergy/CMPA, assuming the former out of ignorance until – by complete fluke – a consultant diagnosed her. Either  ...

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Breastfeeding

A Merry CMPA Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year

How was your Christmas? Did you have a wonderful time, with plenty of delicious treats and even more lovely gifts of chocolates and biscuits? Because that’s what December is all about, isn’t it! (Note this is a statement, not a question.) Just as much as spending time with the fam and partaking in the excitement of the festive  ...

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