Sometimes breastfeeding doesn’t go as hoped for, or as expected. Some of those mothers, with a little support, guidance and practice, quickly move to a place of comfort and enjoyment and they don’t look back as they overcome challenges. But some don’t. Some of them need incredible determination to … [Read more...] about Five ways to help when breastfeeding doesn’t go as expected
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?
Usually it’s possible to end breastfeeding gradually. However, a mother may find herself in a situation where she needs to stop breastfeeding straight away, for example to start treatment for a serious medical condition such as cancer, or, sadly, if her baby has died. Sudden weaning Stopping … [Read more...] about When Breastfeeding Ends Suddenly
Weaning is the process whereby a child learns to take nourishment other than his mother’s milk. It starts when the child is introduced to foods and drinks in addition to breastmilk, and ends when he ﬁnally stops nursing. Introducing a baby to the exciting world of food alongside breastfeeding is … [Read more...] about Thinking of Weaning?
Signs of Readiness First Tastes Good First Foods Foods to Offer Later Foods to Avoid Further Reading Breastmilk is the perfect first food Introducing your baby to other foods can be fun. The simplest approach is to continue your usual breastfeeding pattern and let your baby join you at family … [Read more...] about Starting Solid Food
Breastfeeding is normal and natural but some babies don’t get the hang of it straight away. They may struggle and cry, find it difficult to latch on, or simply nurse ineffectively at the breast. It can be upsetting for both of you if your baby won’t nurse. Remember he’s not rejecting you. If your … [Read more...] about My Baby Won’t Breastfeed