Breastfeeding when life is VERY hard

Mammals do – or babies die I knew this when I was a mum of the very-compromised-expected-to-die infant. We managed. How? Perserverence. There was NO help in the Children’s Hospital – I can only hope 32 years later it is better than then. We were...

D-MER

Welcome   When your milk ‘let down’ – lets you down .. Older midwives called this Milk sadness’. If you have had D- MER you know this is NOT the probem – sad you could handle . . Please see more in this here to start with as this is...

What I wish that I had known .

As a mum of 4 – breastfeeding all Why did I breastfeed exclusively? It never crossed my mind to not. As as a vegan (raw/macrobiotic at that) and thinking I knew better than every other person . . Life and time moved on What I wish I could say to that 29 year old...

Breastfeeding after a C section

What to do if a C section has happened. Get aware quickly . . C sections make breastfeeding easily – really hard to do. You can . . Perserverence . .   Also get this book – please . . Also look at the points I mention on this site....

Breastfeeding a compromised newborn/baby

Some of us do have them. No one seemed to be about when I needed help – so here is my offering should you, or someone you know need to know . Kathryn’s story here. She was totally breastfed except for one bottle that was thrown out in hospital as they did...