Outrage at US Politicians Breastfeeding Comments

January 5, 2016

As many of us are aware, we have had our share of incidents recently here in the UK which have left thousands of breastfeeding mums outraged. A recent comment from an American politician however, has to be amongst the worst we have heard. New Hampshire state Rep, Josh Moore who described himself as “Pro-Family conservative” has recently made a somewhat alarming comment, stating that “if women who want to breastfeed…


How To Tell If Your Baby Is Over Stimulated

November 29, 2015

In the first few months after your baby is born, it is very common for him to cry A LOT and almost impossible for you to figure out why, or to comfort him. The good news is that this is perfectly normal and it will pass; all babies will go through it, some to a greater degree than others. It is easy to confuse this stage with colic as the…


‘High Five’ to breastfeeding mums!

April 30, 2015

As I sat with a good friend of mine today while she was desperately trying to breastfeed her new-born in a position so uncomfortable it was bringing tears to her eyes, I was reminded just how much respect these mums deserve. I didn’t feel pity for her because of the cracked bleeding nipples, the sheer exhaustion from non-stop feeding, the inability to move very far from the 4 walls of…


Managing Eczema

February 24, 2015

From around 3 months old my daughter development eczema. As a baby she would scratch her skin in her sleep so badly that she would often wake with severe scratches.   Scratch mits didn’t really help nor did keeping her nails short. As soon as the eczema became apparent, I sought advice through orthodox medical professionals. Their support was slow going and she continued to suffer. She was prescribed hydrocortisone cream and…


Managing A Milk Allergy

January 22, 2015

Milk allergy occurs when your baby’s immune system reacts to proteins in milk. It is the most common childhood allergy, affecting between 2%-7% of babies. There are two types of milk allergy, firstly that which causes delayed reactions such as eczema, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, and stomach cramps. The second causes immediate reactions such as rashes, swollen lips, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and difficulty breathing. In more serious cases it…


Dairy Free Weaning Recipes

  Chicken with Sweet Potato, Swede and Carrots  Ingredients: 1 Chicken Breast ½ a sweet potato peeled and diced 1/3 swede peeled and diced 1 Carrot peeled and diced   Makes 3 portions Freezable Preparation time 20 minutes   Bake the chicken fillet in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Check juices run clear before you remove. Finely chop the cooked chicken. Steam vegetables until tender. Steaming is…

December 28, 2014

Your rights to breastfeed in public

December 9, 2014

It’s surprising just how many debates arise over the way in which we feed our babies. Breastfeed, or bottle feed? There seems to be a stigma attached to both. Yes, I understand the huge benefits of breastfeeding, and yes, I did choose to breastfeed my own baby for the first 3 months, but honestly, is it any business of anyone else how we feed? With breastfeeding so much in ‘the…