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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Before I start this I have to say one thing. I don’t breastfeed. I never have and I never will. Although that’s only because I’m the dad in all of this. As such, well, I don’t really have to explain biology on this blog now do I? But my wife does breastfeed. It might have been incredibly hard to establish at first, but in the long term breastfeeding made our lives so much easier. Since people love lists, well I hope they love lists, I thought I’d do 8 quick ways that breastfeeding made our lives easier. I dare say…

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When Isabelle’s first birthday was coming up, we knew we were going to have to make her a cake. But whilst my wife was sorting that out, I thought I’d celebrate a different milestone. So I wanted to show my support to my wife by making a boob cake. But not just any boob cake. One that actually milked! Why I Wanted to Show My Support with a Boob Cake Breastfeeding is bloody hard work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a man. So I don’t actually know what it’s like from a personal level. But I’ve been there every step…

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I think we’re both slightly in a state of disbelief. We’re somehow celebrating the fact that our baby has just had her first birthday! Having a One Year Old Of course, a first birthday was inevitably going to happen. But it still feels really weird that Isabelle is somehow now a one year old. Reflecting on the Past Year If I really wanted to, I could turn this into the worlds longest post. But I’m not going to go into every little detail of the past year. I’ve been running this blog since Isabelle was around less than four months…

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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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