Attachment parenting, crunchy moms and why we need to ditch the judgment

I had an interesting conversation on Instagram a couple days ago about why I don’t use the term “attachment parenting” or “attached parent”.  Years ago there was a documentary on the BBC about “extreme breastfeeding”, I can’t remember a lot of the details but I remember it referring to attachment parenting.  The documentary focused onContinue reading “Attachment parenting, crunchy moms and why we need to ditch the judgment”

Is Breastfeeding really hard?

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and social media is filled with beautiful photographs of breastfeeding mums. As someone who has managed to breastfeed for almost 10 months I feel so much love for these photos that show the wonderful bond that breastfeeding brings. But I also know that many will find this week overwhelmingContinue reading “Is Breastfeeding really hard?”

D-MER: The thing no one tells you about breastfeeding

I like to think I’d prepared fairly well for breastfeeding. I was prepared for it to hurt, partly due to lactation helping the womb to contract back to it’s normal size after pregnancy, but also from the issues commonly spoken about: sore nipples, poor latch, tongue tie. Go on any mum-orientated Facebook group and you’llContinue reading “D-MER: The thing no one tells you about breastfeeding”