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If you breastfeed there is so much pressure to give your baby a bottle, if you formula feed you are judged for not breastfeeding, you literally cannot "win" and this comes from parents, in-laws, siblings, friends, colleagues, STRANGERS! I truly believe that it is a mother’s decision on how to feed their child, we live in a country and an age, where women have a choice, whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding that choice should be respected. Each individual has different circumstances around their decision, maybe they are not comfortable breastfeeding, maybe they are doing combo feeding and only breastfeed in...

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I've always been one to order a steak not a salad, I don't cope well with low blood sugar levels or being hangry, however during breastfeeding I have never known a hunger like it. I would wake up at 2am absolutely starving whilst H slept peacefully in her bed side cot. This was completely new to me, my pre-mummy life was filled with fruit, veg, fish, meat, nuts and yoghurts with a dash of naughty treats here and there i've never ever really been hungry. A health visitor that came to see me during the first few weeks was quite...

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There are some things that nothing can prepare you for, I thought labour would be at the top of my list. After hearing all the horror stories, reading almost all of the internet and attending plenty of classes, I was well prepared for labour and motherhood. Accepting that sleep deprivation was inevitable, I’d look like crap for months to come and chocolate would be my best friend, I thought i've got this.   Nothing however could prepare me for my body’s ability to know exactly what my baby needed. This revelation came a week or two in, during the early...

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So, on 12th January, our world changed forever with the birth of our daughter. At 8lb 8oz this small creation became our everything, born in the midwife led unit of a hospital she was instantly put on the breast to feed. I remember thinking how incredible it was that this tiny little human who had been in the world a matter of minutes knew how to feed herself and that my body was able to give that to her. As she was born at 10:38pm, so we had to spend the night and before being able to leave I had...

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