All parents have a unique relationship with their baby, which grows and develops as their baby does. A breastfeeding mother builds a special relationship with her baby through the act of breastfeeding. But children build important relationships with other adults in their lives, beginning with … [Read more...] about Parenting when your partner breastfeeds
Whilst sorting through my paperwork to decide what to recycle, I came across an article I’d written 20 years ago for the LLLGB magazine. It was about breastfeeding my then four-and-a-half-month-old son, Murray. Rereading the article prompted me to reflect on how our breastfeeding relationship … [Read more...] about Bringing Up a Breastfed Baby – Twenty Years On
Is your milk supply really low? New mothers who are learning to breastfeed often worry that they might not be making enough milk for their baby. Their breasts might stop feeling full and their baby might sometimes be unsettled, or not want to be put down between feeds. There are many reasons for … [Read more...] about How to increase your milk supply
Vitamin D is a key nutrient in the maintenance of bone health in children and adults. It helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency may contribute to a number of health issues such … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding and Vitamin D
2020 has been a difficult year for many reasons. Restrictions on the activities many of us normally enjoy have not been easy to deal with. Lifestyles have changed and sadly the year will end with many families being separated or grieving, having lost loved ones. Being unable to see many of the … [Read more...] about Holidays, Celebrations and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding always comes to an end – at some point, every breastfed baby or child stops breastfeeding. This article looks at what happens after your toddler or older child weans,1 how it feels for you and what it might mean for you going forward. Sometimes, because of difficulties, … [Read more...] about After weaning – what next?
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After the first three months, many mothers start to settle into a bit of a rhythm with their baby and begin to feel like life has become a bit more predictable. Then around four months (or anywhere between three and six months), babies seem to change all over again, sometimes becoming more fussy, … [Read more...] about What happens at four months?
This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2020), LLLGB has joined with 19 other breastfeeding organisations and are calling on the UK government to address the fragility of breastfeeding support services. Covid-19 exposes fragility of infant feeding support in the UK With breastfeeding support … [Read more...] about Joint World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Statement
Racial disparities in healthcare are evident in the UK, and the world of breastfeeding support is sadly no stranger to systemic racism. Not only are maternal and infant mortality rates in this country shockingly higher among Women of Colour than among White women, but there are also structural … [Read more...] about In pursuit of equitable breastfeeding support