We asked mothers for their first experiences of LLL Maria: On my first meeting I was very stressed because my baby boy had fussy periods in the late afternoon/early evening, which meant that trying to cook dinner was out of the question. He just cried non-stop unless I fed him all the time. I … [Read more...] about Mothers on … my first LLL meeting
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We asked mothers for their experiences of breastfeeding more than one baby at a time Morna - Nursing my toddlers through each new pregnancy felt completely natural to me. I had decided from early on that each child would let me know when they were ready to end our breastfeeding relationship. … [Read more...] about Mothers on …tandem nursing
We asked mothers how their C-section affected their start to breastfeeding Catriana I remember skipping over the section on breastfeeding after a C-section in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding thinking it wouldn't apply to me but I'm glad I knew where to look when it did. My son was fairly sleepy … [Read more...] about Mothers on ….breastfeeding and C-section
We asked mothers how their social lives had changed since having a baby. Response: Going out for lunch has replaced romantic evening dates. And now children come too. It's not relaxing or romantic but 'we are family'; children grow quickly and we'll be able to go out in the evening as a couple … [Read more...] about Mothers on … social lives
We asked mothers for their experience of combining breastfeeding and work Response: I was dreading going back to work and leaving my then ten month old with his daddy. We decided not to cut down on breastfeeding before and not to give formula or expressed milk in the day when I wasn't there as he … [Read more...] about Mothers on … breastfeeding & work
We asked for thoughts about breastfeeding and sex. Here are some of the many responses we received. We have listed them all as anonymous for obvious reasons... Response: I went off sex due to birth trauma after my first two babies, I was petrified of even being touched for a while after the … [Read more...] about Mothers on … breastfeeding & sex
When my baby was a newborn we stayed at home a lot because I was shy about breastfeeding in public. Then we got the hang of it, and it was lovely being out and about together. But now he’s four months old and very easily distracted, so when we feed in public he often pulls off to look around, … [Read more...] about I’m shy about breastfeeding in public
We asked mothers what support from their nearest and dearest was most helpful in the early days of a new baby. My husband would insist on us going for a nice day out at the weekend with the children and then on the way home he'd take the 'scenic' route so that the boys, but more importantly I, … [Read more...] about Mothers on … support from our nearest and dearest
My son - who is my second child - recently turned two, and just seems to cry really easily. I try to be patient and give him 'loving guidance' but it seems that as soon as anything happens that he doesn't like, he just bursts into tears. I'm afraid I'm getting a bit sick of this, and I don’t … [Read more...] about Have I mollycoddled my son for too long?
“I need some sleep! I'm at the end of my tether now my son is 10 months old. I thought his sleep had started to improve a little (he was ‘only’ waking once or twice a night) but in the past few weeks he's gone back to being up every hour, and always needing to nurse to settle. I'm just exhausted, … [Read more...] about I Need Some Sleep!