Celebrating 18 Months of Breastfeeding with Breastmilk Jewellery from Eternally Cherished

When my wife was approaching the 18 month mark of her breastfeeding journey I didn’t have a clue how we could celebrate it. For the one year mark, I made a milking boob cake. But I could hardly repeat that. So I finally decided to look into something that she’s wanted for quite a while, and that’s breastmilk jewellery. Fortunately, I had the help of Eternally Cherished to create a breastmilk bead to celebrate the milestone. Celebrating 18 Months of Breastfeeding with Breastmilk Jewellery from Eternally Cherished As a dad in the breastfeeding journey, I’m never going to truly understand…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is a little bit different to breastfeeding a baby. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to deal with the early day struggles of establishing a latch, or having to cluster feed on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own downfalls. So I’m stealing the blog away from my husband once again, and I’m giving you 5 things I absolutely LOVE about breastfeeding a toddler. Warning, this post contains sarcasm. 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler 1. Having my nipples chewed to pieces One thing I absolutely love about…

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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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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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The Importance of Breastfeeding Awareness Weeks

Breastfeeding is something that the majority of mothers have a go at when they have a newborn. According to Unicef around 81% of mothers start out breastfeeding, with that figure dropping to 24% by the time the baby hits just 6 weeks old. Why the sudden drop? Well as you would expect, there’s no single reason for it. From a Guardian article that tried to raise a little bit of breastfeeding awareness surrounding why women might stop, it said the follow: Surveying around 300 women who had stopped breastfeeding in the first six months, Brown found that around 80% cited pain…

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