Breastfeeding Stations: Show of Support or Telling Mothers to Feed in Private?

My wife and I recently attended Abergavenny Food Festival. Whilst there we saw something that I no doubt many others have seen plenty of times before: a breastfeeding station. My first thought when I saw it was “oh look, that’s awesome” but when I really started to think about it, I started to question what message it was really sending. Are Breastfeeding stations a helpful show of support or an indirect way of telling mothers to breastfeed in private? That’s the question that came to my mind when I saw this. Are these breastfeeding stations merely a very subtle, even…

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5 Ways to Make Nappy Changes Easier That Probably Won’t Work

If there’s one thing I miss about having a newborn baby it’s the nappy changes. Changing a toddler is a bastard nightmare. The kicking, screaming, smacking and overall desire to get off the table by any means necessary makes the whole process a apprehensive nightmare. But perhaps there are things you can try to make it easier. So I have some suggestions for you. A few little tricks up my sleeve. Don’t get me wrong, none of them are going to work, but will at least give you something to do to look like you’re trying. 5 Ways to Help Make…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler

I absolutely LOVE having a toddler. They’re mischievous, evil little shits that are as defiant as they are deadly. They’re usually delicately poised on the edge of an emotional meltdown and they have an innate desire to suck away every inch of your soul. It’s a lovely experience. Owning a toddler is one of the greatest gifts that life can give you. So I’m going to be as sarcastic honest as humanly possible and talk about 5 things I absolutely LOVE about having a toddler! 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler 1. The Complete Lack of Personal Boundaries…

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Dad Diaries #7 – Failing to Finish the Wye Valley Challenge

For those with a far too keen of an eye, you might have noticed that there was no Dad Diaries last week. For that, I’ll apologise. Although I sense that apology is needed for no one. But I do have a good reason for skipping a week. Last week I set off in an attempt to walk 100km from Chepstow to Hereford for the Wye Valley Challenge. I managed 74km. In other words, I failed. Some would say that managing that amount is still a great accomplishment and I should be proud. I on the other hand, would simply say…

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Breastfeeding in Public: Learning to Feed with Confidence

As I started my breastfeeding journey I was worried about two things: not physically being able to do it, and breastfeeding in public. Fortunately the first worry didn’t turn it to much. I had moments where it was a real struggle – like every mum probably does – but I never questioned whether I could physically do it once I started. Breastfeeding in public, on the other hand, was still something that worried me. Breastfeeding in Public: the Early Days The early days are pretty rough; it’s a bit like living in a fog. Boob, sleep, nappy, repeat. In the…

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