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Images of Breastfeeding in Children’s Books: Part Six

(Catch up with Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five). The Body Book Claire Rayner This is an epic review for an epic book. I grew up with this book in the 80s and have fond,...

Infant Feeding: Are We Stuck in the Past?

Charles Darwin (and your mum) would suggest that, as a human, you are a clever, resourceful, creative creature. Indeed, there is much truth in this. Over the centuries we humans have...

Health Visitors – Help or Hindrance?

"Health visitors give advice, they don't judge, they help out." – David Cameron. “A health visitor is someone who would have liked to be a paediatrician, but for whatever reason, decided that she...

10 (Selfish) Things I Love About Breastfeeding

You may have read my previous blog entry “10 Things I Hate About Breastfeeding” wrote when my baby was 3 months old. New mums fear not, it gets better. To illustrate...

10 Things I Hate About Breastfeeding

Here's a piece I wrote in October 2010 when my nursling was just 3 months old. I thought I would include it in the blog to demonstrate how mothers' attitude and...

Triumphant Tuesday: Breastfeeding and Homeless

It's often said that formula feeding is only unsafe in undeveloped countries where there is poverty and poor sanitation. This is a fictitious claim circulated by defensive formula feeders in an...

Images of Breastfeeding in Children’s Books: Part Three

(Following on from Part One and Part Two) Topsy and Tim and the New Baby (Contemporary Edition: 2009) Jean Adamson and Belinda Worsley Topsy and Tim are twins that have been entertaining and sympathising with young children since...

Silent Sunday

Diagram of a Breastfed Baby

A little something I put together, with wisdom from Dr Sears. Click for a larger view.

Triumphant Tuesday: Breastfeeding Despite Separation

One of the beauties of breastfeeding is that, for its optimum functioning, it requires mother and baby to be in frequent close proximity. This has the knock-on effect of strengthening the...