Tag Archives: breast milk

“My breastfeeding experiences are over”

It’s been over two weeks since we breastfed. Just under two weeks since I last expressed milk. It’s gone. My milk is gone and therefore my breastfeeding experiences are over. I didn’t shed any tears about stopping. Deep down I knew this was the right choice. My body is returning to normal. A heavier, chubbier normal but still normal. My …

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KBBF 2014 – The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (20-26th June 2014) and just like last year I’m joining in with the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt. Last year I wrote a post every day but considering I’m not currently breastfeeding and the fact it’s coinciding with Britmums Live, I’ve decided to do just two posts. When I look back to the very first …

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New mothers ‘bribed to breastfeed’ by NHS with £200 shopping vouchers

I breastfed for 6 months. Exclusively. Rarely gave expressed breastmilk and never gave formula. Right up until 6 months. I didn’t wake up and decide that I wasn’t going to breastfeed anymore. P2 decided one day that she just wasn’t interested anymore. The pain I felt emotionally of her decision was overwhelming! I never imagined myself to be a mother …

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“I can wear whatever clothes I like and that feels fantastic!”

As I’m sitting here now at 6pm, I haven’t breastfed or expressed for over 31 hours and I’d like to add that my boobies are also finding this fine. Now despite the fact P2 is still sharing a bed occasionally most the night, last night she slept perfectly from 12:30 – 7am! I’m not feeling as emotional anymore about giving …

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Medela Electric Swing Breast Pump Review

I’ve been experiencing a really bad time when it comes to expressing with P2. I was convinced it was my fault, that I wasn’t producing enough milk or that my body just didn’t like to express. I now realise that it wasn’t my actual ability to express that was the issue, it was the ability of the pump I was …

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KBBF2013 – Breastfeeding Myths

I searched the internet for some, thinking there would only be a few but there are so many! I’ve managed to pick out a few of the ones I remember worrying about. This post, being the last one, took absolutely ages to put together. Many women do not produce enough milk. Wrong! The majority of mums produce more than enough …

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KBBF2013 – Breast Milk Pumping

It’s very important for any breastfeeding mum to purchase a breast pump, a decent breast pump. I made this mistake this time round. For my first daughter, I expressed loads, I had to for her to survive. I used one in the hospital that was amazing, the Medela Electric, and I bought the same one for home use. I had …

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Breastvest Competition

For the first time ever I am going to be participating in a blogging event called Keep Britain Breastfeeding (please refer to that page to find all posts that get made between 23rd and 29th June 2013). I’ve been eagerly awaiting the date that it starts and we only have one more week to go! Wooo. I have also been …

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Building Up A Supply

I’ve been quite relaxed about expressing my breast milk. But now P2 is 16 weeks old I know that the weaning stage is right around the corner. My OH and I have agreed to wait until she’s at least 6 months before she starts on baby rice. Even though I weaned P1 at 4months. I read on the back of …

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Boobie Milk

A few days ago I was convinced I had a problem with my milk supply. I was terrified! My boobs felt really empty, I wasn’t getting that “filling” feeling, and P2 was feeding more often and not really sleeping. Even more to my worry is that I’ve only been expressing about 2oz and that’s a total amount. Turns out, I …

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Breast Feeding Support Group

I attended my first ever baby group this morning. It was a breast feeding support group. I don’t want to sound boastful, but I didn’t really need any support. My breast feeding experience has been pretty easy for the both of us, I have plenty of milk and P2 latches perfectly – the only niggle we’ve ever had was right at the …

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In My Bra

I’ve reviewed Lansinoh previously because I love their boobie products. I’ve been using their Breast pads for the past month. I’d been given a box and then they were on offer so I bought another box. They come in a box of 60. All individually wrapped (one packet is one pad). They are disposable. They have two adhesive strips. Stay …

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That’s Definitely Not A Boobie

There’s absolutely no way I’m anywhere near ready to give up breastfeeding. I’m completely in love with doing it. It feels so natural and the bond I have with P2 because of it is amazing. However, it’s been playing on my mind that P2 hates the dummy. Therefore I’m scared she’ll hate a bottle and desperately want her to try …

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