In an article posted on the Guardian, the NHS plan to invest heavily in perinatal mental health over the coming years. They said that “only 3% of the country had good access to perinatal mental health care as recently as 2014, but that it expected to have extended that to 100% by next April.”  And they also said that they will be “putting into effect a second wave of community perinatal services, costing £23m, as part of a wider package of measures aimed at providing care to 30,000 more women by 2021.” But whilst these plans are great, there is…

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I’m not sure if you watched This Morning yesterday, but they were discussing feeding your baby with a strangers breast milk. If you want to watch the video before reading this post then you can do so now: What Irritated Me About This The thing that immediately irritated me slightly about this was that bottle-feeding got brought up pretty early on. I have no idea why Ruth even made the comment “there’ll be mothers who’ll say their babies are thriving on formula.”  I’ll admit that this comment did come after one mother said that they’re both thriving. But either way,…

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I sometimes dress our baby in pink. And she’s a girl. According to some far left liberals, I’m promoting gender stereotypes and I’m probably a bad dad for dressing a girl in pink. Some minister via the Independent even went as far to say “dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy.” Before I carry on with this post, I will admit that I am being slightly facetious with this. I have my tongue in my cheek and there’s a part of me that’s just playing devil’s advocate. So chill out. I…

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In an article posted on the BBC, they talked about the negative affects of arguing to children. This is going to be less a post about actual scientific research, and more just my opinions on it. I might come back through at a later day and add research, but for now, this is just my current take on arguing and its affects on children. What Damage Does Arguing Do to Children? There’s no doubt that persistent, destructive arguing can be damaging to not only children, but of course to the parents themselves. Maybe it’s not as bad as smacking children,…

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In an article posted by the BBC, a hospital has been criticised for using the term artificial feeding. It went on to say: “A hospital trust has been criticised for describing mothers who use formula milk as “artificially” feeding babies. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust made the comment in a letter that said it would no longer provide formula milk in its maternity units to mothers who had decided not to breastfeed.” The following letter was also sent out from the hospital in question to soon-to-be parents ahead of giving birth. So when did it start to be 'artificial feeding'?…

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