5th October 2016 Helen 7Comment

Tuntunterrah…. It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Of course while it’s a great thing to promote the most natural way to feed a baby, it’s a crying shame that it’s even necessary. But the millions of billions of cash spent by the formula industry undermining women’s belief in their bodies has done the trick and dedicating a week to encourage mammals to act like mammals is utterly necessary, so here’s my twopence worth. Again. On the experience and merits of breastfeeding, I speak as one who has retired from milk production.   Earlier this year, aged 23 months, my last baby was finally ejected from the milk…

10th May 2015 Helen 18Comment

There is no disputing it. Woodie, now 14 months of sticky, co-sleeping, farting deliciousness is gaining speed, attitude, and words. The first birthday – a tame affair with more balloons than people, featured his favourite things – cake, boobs, his Granny, and the two elder terrorists. We’d just done the first house move and I impressed myself by finding the 1st birthday candle. Marginally less impressive was my failure to find the bag of 12 to 18 month clothes but sure we’ll not worry about that for now.  Fast forward just two months later and the boy has transformed. The babypause is happening and my…

5th August 2014 Helen 7Comment

So, exciting news, World Breastfeeding Week 2014 runs from Friday 1 August to Thursday 7 August.  Bet that snuck up on you and has you wondering where the last year went, eh?  Well as a proud owner of two breasts that are currently in ‘milk production’ mode I wasn’t aware of the ‘big event’ myself ’til just the other day, so don’t feel too bad. The Irish Parenting Bloggers are hosting a blog linky on real-life experiences breastfeeding their own mini-people.  For my own contribution this year I’ve decided to save you all updates of missing breastpads and friends getting milk squirts in…

1st October 2013 Helen 11Comment

To mark National Breastfeeding Week, the fabulous collective that is the Irish Parenting Bloggers have organised a blog march in keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Every breastfeed makes a difference’.To mark the occassion you can enter a competition to win Nuk Breastpumps. Enter here and also head over to www.mama.ie for a full round up of this weeks’s related posts: a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway My own contribution to this is as a mum who was determined but struggled to feed her first baby.  However with sheer stubbornness, paracetamol and support my breastfeeding story has a happy ending.  I am now expecting…

27th August 2012 Helen

I can remember holidays when I actually felt sluggish from too much sleep. Well that and too much food and drink. Eh, not anymore! This year’s holiday was not quite restful but good fun and a welcome getaway from the usual routine. It was also good timing as we’ve literally witnessed a transformation in our wee girl – from a bouncing baby to a little toddler girl – with an extra serving of attitude on the side! In the space of our two week break, Missy Moo changed so much.  She cut 6 more teeth. Decided she wants to only feed…