10 Things That Change Over Time When Breastfeeding

So what changes from feeding a newborn to feeding a nearly one year old?* For the best things about feeding a newborn look at this older post, otherwise push on with this one! 1 – They can come up and ‘tell’ you they want milk by lunging mouth first at your chest and then peering…

A Little Lovely Ghost Light – A Little Bit Milo

I love Halloween, quirky stuff and a bit of kitsch. So this little night light is perfection for me! I ordered it online from A Little Bit Milo. I needed a light for night time baby antics. Nappy changing and baby moving mainly, and turning on a bright light is painful at 4am! This has…

Working from bed…ahem… I mean home

I manage to sit at my desk very little now Luther has arrived, and my iMac sits feeling neglected! So, we freestyle with the laptop or iPad. Generally in bed when the milk drunk baby rests it off. Sometimes we work like this, with a dead leg underneath his royal highness and neck at an improbable…

Bank Holiday Bonus – Mother *blebing bleb

Sunday was a lovely day as my earlier post describes. Clearly too good to last. I went slightly too long between feeds and one boob got hard and lumpy and pretty uncomfortable. I fed Luther off it but it didn’t seem to help much. Several hours later, once home, I tried feeding him again off…

Tongues Will Now Wag

So, 8.30am this morning found us driving along the sunbathed Sussex coast towards Saltdean. I was in a pretty anxious state but the husband was calm and Luther was fast asleep. Dee Bell explained the procedure to untether Luther’s little tongue tie and made us feel relaxed. Tongue Tie (ankyloglossia) and it’s release (frenulotomy) is…

The Udder Plods On

I didn’t have a fantastic night, with the breast I’m expressing from getting lumpy and painful again. Milk streams out of it at night so that I wake up to discover a soggy duvet cover or on one occasion, to my considerable surprise, poor Luther in a saturated babygro. A comment from an old school…

Me – The Walking Udder

I had been really enjoying breast feeding and hadn’t attempted expressing, bottle feeding, or formula. Watching Luther grow and put on weight from what my body is producing is giving me a huge sense of achievement. Breast milk is incredible. I read yesterday that bacteria from baby’s mouth can tell your body if the baby…

Breastfeeding – Top 10 loves

Top 10 lovely parts to feeding… plus one extra. 1 – The head waggling from side to side as his mouth tries to get the nipple in the right place. 2 – The small hand resting on boob or grabbing a handful of it. 3 – The little sucking hamster cheeks as he feeds. 4…