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Time to start listening

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I posted an article yesterday on Facebook about postpartum rage.  Something I’m sure the VAST majority of mothers (and fathers) have felt – even if you won’t admit openly about it.  I don’t think it’s a positive emotion to feel nor something that’s ‘OK’ but it’s probably fairly ‘normal’ and I feel it’s a warning sign […]

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Planning Postnatal Care

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Pregnancy, Birth and New Baby Support

There’s been numerous articles in the press about lack of postnatal care including support for breastfeeding. I’ve witnessed this first hand a number of times, mums feeling frazzled, overwhelmed and believing that they aren’t meeting the needs of their babies. Given how stretched our current midwifery and health visiting teams are and the situation with […]

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Is he good?

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An older lady recently stopped me to admire my client’s baby and the first thing she asked me is ‘Is he good?’. I want to explain that this little baby has had a huge hurdle to overcome – he’s had a serious case of silent reflux and because of that has been challenging and unsettled […]

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Helpful links and resources for breastfeeding

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As my final post for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I wanted to share what I feel are good links and resources for breastfeeding – specifically aimed at new mums (or supporting partners).  There’s so much help out there now, and fantastic online films and of course, let’s not forget the books.  So here’s some reading […]

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Tricia’s top ten tips – Breastfeeding Twins

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Breastfeeding twins is such a positive achievement for many families.  For some, it means overcoming a number of challenges, relevant to many singletons too, yet widely prevalent in this community.  There are a number of common contributing factors to breastfeeding twins as follows: prematurity (50% born before 36 weeks) 70-80% born by c-section learning to breastfeed, […]

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Tricia’s top ten tips for Breastfeeding

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When I was pregnant I was obsessed about breastfeeding my twins.  I was really lucky to have so much support from the local twins community to empower me.  However, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for my breastfeeding journey (and actually parenting journey too).  I was thrilled to manage to feed the twins […]