Breastfeeding: I Can’t Quit You (Yet)

Breastfeeding: I Can’t Quit You (Yet)

Status update on the night-feeding/breastfeeding saga: Ted is now taking bottles. Of formula. Guzzles them right down, has a burp, looks very pleased …
Breastfeeding: Why I’m Thinking of Giving Up

Breastfeeding: Why I’m Thinking of Giving Up

I’m thinking of giving up breastfeeding. And I know that the phrase “giving up” sounds both defeatist and perhaps a little overly-dramatic, but …
Expressing Breast Milk: I’m Back for Another Round

Expressing Breast Milk: I’m Back for Another Round

Just a little life update that I know you’ll find absolutely riveting: I’m back on the old “breastmilk expressing” regime. Which means …
The Multipurpose Maternity Cushion

The Multipurpose Maternity Cushion

Well I have to say that the Mum and B Ergonomic Maternity Cushion from Babymoov has been a total Godsend. I used it continuously …
Overactive Tits, Please Calm Down…

Overactive Tits, Please Calm Down…

I’m pretty sure that my breasts weren’t this enthusiastic with the milk production first time around. Is it some sort of phenomenon …
Night Nursing: What To Wear

Night Nursing: What To Wear

It’s always a bit of a problem to know what to wear in the early days of breastfeeding, when you’re still recovering …
From Boob to Bottle: The Second Hurdle

From Boob to Bottle: The Second Hurdle

*NOTE: this post was written on December 13th 2015 and I have only just found it, unpublished! So I thought it fitting to publish it …
As Breastfeeding Comes To An End…

As Breastfeeding Comes To An End…

Today is the first day that I will be with the baby but do absolutely no breastfeeds. Tomorrow she is one and our little …
Review: Philips Avent Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump

Review: Philips Avent Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump

Ooh. New breast pump discovery. Granted, this news isn’t going to turn everyone on, it’s pretty niche, but I’m quite excited …
Video: Top Breastfeeding Essentials

Video: Top Breastfeeding Essentials

A very Happy New Year to you all. I’m kicking off 2016 with my first bit of video content for The Uphill: My Top …
The Breastmilk Diaries: SUCCESS!

The Breastmilk Diaries: SUCCESS!

That in the photo, my friends, is 95ml of the most labour-intensive dairy product in existence on the entire planet. Only something like, I …
The Breastmilk Diaries: In at the Deep End

The Breastmilk Diaries: In at the Deep End

After a long gap in which I had made no attempt whatsoever to do any breastmilk expressing, a bout of mastitis the other week (…
Bamboo Reusable Breast Pads

Bamboo Reusable Breast Pads

Thanks to the many readers who recommended I try reusable bamboo breast pads: they are indeed quite brilliant. Soft, easily absorbent enough and I …
The Dreaded Mastitis

The Dreaded Mastitis

About a week and a half ago I was drafting a post entitled The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding (watch this space for that …