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  • I don’t know what. 
I don’t know why. 
But I do know how to help. 
And that’s just to sit, to hold, to love. 
I’m so grateful that on days like this, when Mouse is poorly, I don’t have anyone to answer to for my absence. I don’t have to justify my need to stay with him. I don’t have to worry or stress.  A simple spot of diary juggling and I’m all his for as long as he needs. (Which wasn’t very long and now I’m missing the peace and the snuggles as he careens around the house in his usual style.) When he woke up and felt better I said “oh that great big sleep has helped you feel better” and he said “no mummy, it was num nums (nursing) that made me feel better”. Thank you boobies 🙏🏻❤️
  • I don’t know what.
    I don’t know why.
    But I do know how to help.
    And that’s just to sit, to hold, to love.
    I’m so grateful that on days like this, when Mouse is poorly, I don’t have anyone to answer to for my absence. I don’t have to justify my need to stay with him. I don’t have to worry or stress. A simple spot of diary juggling and I’m all his for as long as he needs. (Which wasn’t very long and now I’m missing the peace and the snuggles as he careens around the house in his usual style.) When he woke up and felt better I said “oh that great big sleep has helped you feel better” and he said “no mummy, it was num nums (nursing) that made me feel better”. Thank you boobies 🙏🏻❤️

  •  42  10  19 November, 2019
  • I love following a plan that allows me to snuggle, breastfeed and read all while sticking to my health goals and seeing them pay off.

I used to push myself through insanely hard workouts in a hope to bypass the extra cheat here and there (which was basically every treat ever with no plan at all). I thought the harder the workout, the quicker you will get to your goal, right?! Now I’m injured quite badly I don’t actually have the choice to go and do that. Which has left me squarely trying to achieve and keep Green BMI by the time I’m 30 (6 months from now) with just nutrition.

I decided early on that diet mentality and breastfeeding just do not mix. Heck, diet mentality and ME do not mix. 
I want choice, and lots of it. I want variety and a plan when I can’t be bothered with variety. And I also don’t have the time to cook and spend a load of time in the kitchen.

Oh and I can’t get out to the shop to buy my own food.

Oh and it needs to fit within a family food budget.

Oh and I want it to be about me. Tailored to me. Like I’d spent a whole load of money on that. Only I didn’t because who’s got a whole load of money. 👆🏻 It exists, my friends.

I lost 3lb this week eating full balanced meals, not going without, feeding, you name it.

Sure, I am annoyed that I have further to go! But it’s three down, am I right?

And on this trajectory I will have more than reached and be maintaining that Green BMI by July. 
Consistency over time. It will win every time my friends. But you have to get started.
  • I love following a plan that allows me to snuggle, breastfeed and read all while sticking to my health goals and seeing them pay off.

    I used to push myself through insanely hard workouts in a hope to bypass the extra cheat here and there (which was basically every treat ever with no plan at all). I thought the harder the workout, the quicker you will get to your goal, right?! Now I’m injured quite badly I don’t actually have the choice to go and do that. Which has left me squarely trying to achieve and keep Green BMI by the time I’m 30 (6 months from now) with just nutrition.

    I decided early on that diet mentality and breastfeeding just do not mix. Heck, diet mentality and ME do not mix.
    I want choice, and lots of it. I want variety and a plan when I can’t be bothered with variety. And I also don’t have the time to cook and spend a load of time in the kitchen.

    Oh and I can’t get out to the shop to buy my own food.

    Oh and it needs to fit within a family food budget.

    Oh and I want it to be about me. Tailored to me. Like I’d spent a whole load of money on that. Only I didn’t because who’s got a whole load of money. 👆🏻 It exists, my friends.

    I lost 3lb this week eating full balanced meals, not going without, feeding, you name it.

    Sure, I am annoyed that I have further to go! But it’s three down, am I right?

    And on this trajectory I will have more than reached and be maintaining that Green BMI by July.
    Consistency over time. It will win every time my friends. But you have to get started.

  •  25  4  18 November, 2019
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:⠀
Boobies feeling different? Softer? Less... milky?⠀ That DOESN'T mean you've lost your milk!⁣⁣⁣ Your breasts will naturally adjust to your bubs needs and feeding rhythm. In fact, after your milk has established, you may only experience heavy, engorged boobs if you go longer than usual between feeds.⠀
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Midwife and breastfeeding mama, Amy of @thebreastmilkqueen says this:⠀
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👌🏻 Many mothers worry that they don’t have enough milk if their breasts feel soft, or if they cannot feel their let-down reflex. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
👌🏻After the early weeks, your body adjusts to your baby’s needs. The full feeling that you may have had in your breasts in the early weeks disappears. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
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👌🏻This simply means that your milk supply is now 'in sync' with your baby’s needs. Some mothers never feel their let-down reflex. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
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👌🏻Fortunately there are other ways to tell when your let-down reflex occurs. Your baby’s sucking changes from a shallow, quick suck to a deeper, more rhythmic suck and milk may drip from the other breast⁣⁣⁣⠀
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⁣⁣⁣Trust your body and your baby mama!⠀
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www.laviemum.com.au⠀
#laviemum⠀
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📸 - @thebreastmilkqueen
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:⠀
    Boobies feeling different? Softer? Less... milky?⠀ That DOESN'T mean you've lost your milk!⁣⁣⁣ Your breasts will naturally adjust to your bubs needs and feeding rhythm. In fact, after your milk has established, you may only experience heavy, engorged boobs if you go longer than usual between feeds.⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    Midwife and breastfeeding mama, Amy of @thebreastmilkqueen says this:⠀

    👌🏻 Many mothers worry that they don’t have enough milk if their breasts feel soft, or if they cannot feel their let-down reflex. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    👌🏻After the early weeks, your body adjusts to your baby’s needs. The full feeling that you may have had in your breasts in the early weeks disappears. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    👌🏻This simply means that your milk supply is now 'in sync' with your baby’s needs. Some mothers never feel their let-down reflex. ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    👌🏻Fortunately there are other ways to tell when your let-down reflex occurs. Your baby’s sucking changes from a shallow, quick suck to a deeper, more rhythmic suck and milk may drip from the other breast⁣⁣⁣⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣Trust your body and your baby mama!⠀

    www.laviemum.com.au⠀
    #laviemum

    📸 - @thebreastmilkqueen

  •  14  1  18 November, 2019
  • Hand up if you've been there? 🙋🙋🙋⠀
The struggle is real!

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#milkbarbreastpumps⠀
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📸 - @helenetheillustrator
  • Hand up if you've been there? 🙋🙋🙋⠀
    The struggle is real!

    One of the things we love best about our best selling Haakaa is that it’s hands-free. That’s one less thing you’ve gotta balance while breastfeeding 🤱
    Find out more 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

    www.milkbarbreastpumps.com.au⠀

    #milkbarbreastpumps

    📸 - @helenetheillustrator

  •  47  3  18 November, 2019
  • For me it was a no brainier to feed my son until he was a toddler but that’s my choice, I’m lucky to live in an environment where I have complete choice over my own body and what I want to do with it. My son found food and comfort in feeding into toddlerhood and that’s exactly what I wanted to give him. Parenting through breastfeeding is definitely what I did. I now don’t feed him. We both gently weaned when it was right for us. We at breast intentions are here to support you for however long you want to breastfeed for. Whether that be 6 hours or 6 years ❤️
  • For me it was a no brainier to feed my son until he was a toddler but that’s my choice, I’m lucky to live in an environment where I have complete choice over my own body and what I want to do with it. My son found food and comfort in feeding into toddlerhood and that’s exactly what I wanted to give him. Parenting through breastfeeding is definitely what I did. I now don’t feed him. We both gently weaned when it was right for us. We at breast intentions are here to support you for however long you want to breastfeed for. Whether that be 6 hours or 6 years ❤️

  •  12  3  17 November, 2019
  • Breastfeeding in Public 
check out this beaut of a face I wore out in public today. This is the face which endured a bed hopping night after I dared to have a date night (in) with my husband and stay up talking until gone midnight ... cue the bed hop from 2am. I ended up on a single mattress with three children and my dog looking for space (no matey... that’s not going to work!) Thanks to the wonders of hormones, my body is dealing with the mixed messages of ovulation & breastfeeding. My goodness, it is so sore to feed when I have these days of ovulation.  But I had to put the ladies to work during my daughter’s gymnastics competition at 9am. YOU HEARD ME CORRECT! ... I got 4 children up, fed and out on a Sunday morning... me looking like Lurch after the night’s needs of cuddles and boob.  In unfamiliar surroundings and stranger’s faces, the boys immediately asked for boobie (even though other snacks were available and I had fed them before we left!) My parents were both there too thinking this way we had the ratio sorted for the three boys to watch their sister. But what can I say... my dwindled ovulatory milk supply was just too tempting.  I hadn’t stuck to the professionals breastfeeding guide to clothing of ‘one top up/one top down’... so out was my belly, though I hope the boys covered it a fair bit... what they couldn’t mask though was their brother (the 4 year old), standing on the chairs and shouting ‘BOOBIE MUMMY, I haven’t had it yet, boobie’ ... well, if by this point I hadn’t done my bit for normalising breastfeeding and natural term weaning, then this was the cherry on top of the huge cake I totally deserve! 
#breastfeedingtwins #mumoffour #twinmumoffour #breastfeeding #breastfeedinginpublic #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermweaning #fulltermweaning #fulltermbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #twinningit #mumlife #lookinglikelurch #nocturnalnights #breastfeedingafterreduction #ovulationpain #breastfeedingandovulation #cosleeping #attachmentparenting #icansleepwhenimdead
  • Breastfeeding in Public
    check out this beaut of a face I wore out in public today. This is the face which endured a bed hopping night after I dared to have a date night (in) with my husband and stay up talking until gone midnight ... cue the bed hop from 2am. I ended up on a single mattress with three children and my dog looking for space (no matey... that’s not going to work!) Thanks to the wonders of hormones, my body is dealing with the mixed messages of ovulation & breastfeeding. My goodness, it is so sore to feed when I have these days of ovulation. But I had to put the ladies to work during my daughter’s gymnastics competition at 9am. YOU HEARD ME CORRECT! ... I got 4 children up, fed and out on a Sunday morning... me looking like Lurch after the night’s needs of cuddles and boob. In unfamiliar surroundings and stranger’s faces, the boys immediately asked for boobie (even though other snacks were available and I had fed them before we left!) My parents were both there too thinking this way we had the ratio sorted for the three boys to watch their sister. But what can I say... my dwindled ovulatory milk supply was just too tempting. I hadn’t stuck to the professionals breastfeeding guide to clothing of ‘one top up/one top down’... so out was my belly, though I hope the boys covered it a fair bit... what they couldn’t mask though was their brother (the 4 year old), standing on the chairs and shouting ‘BOOBIE MUMMY, I haven’t had it yet, boobie’ ... well, if by this point I hadn’t done my bit for normalising breastfeeding and natural term weaning, then this was the cherry on top of the huge cake I totally deserve!
    #breastfeedingtwins #mumoffour #twinmumoffour #breastfeeding #breastfeedinginpublic #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermweaning #fulltermweaning #fulltermbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #twinningit #mumlife #lookinglikelurch #nocturnalnights #breastfeedingafterreduction #ovulationpain #breastfeedingandovulation #cosleeping #attachmentparenting #icansleepwhenimdead

  •  59  4  17 November, 2019
  • We’re not great at family selfies 😂 town was heaving today for the Christmas Carnival, but it was nice to see so many people out enjoying the music, visiting the market stalls, all cosied up in hats and coats. Delilah wasn’t too sure of the carnival floats, but watched them intently, and Indigo slept the entire time we were out!
  • We’re not great at family selfies 😂 town was heaving today for the Christmas Carnival, but it was nice to see so many people out enjoying the music, visiting the market stalls, all cosied up in hats and coats. Delilah wasn’t too sure of the carnival floats, but watched them intently, and Indigo slept the entire time we were out!

  •  67  1  16 November, 2019
  • Relish the lovely moments: 
Adulting is hard. Parenting even more so. There days when I can’t get out for a run and reboot at all... because it is yet to happen at night 🤣🤪. I totally adore where we are at in life and how fortunate we have been but goodness, the contrast of the pre- children life  to now where there is very little respite available. Which is fine... it’s where we are at. Some would say our choices (like home educating/co sleeping/natural term breastfeeding) only add to this feeling but I prefer to think of it as a ‘different’/‘personal’ set of experiences rather than increasing our challenges. 
Today, we went to the park. I packed a huge bag of excess layers and clothing to ensure the children coped with the cold temperature. Of course this relies on the children being willing to get dressed into said layers. In the car park... many people coming and going, *4 had an epic, no subtlety about it, meltdown. He did not want to wear his snuggly onesie, or his puddle suit etc, ‘NO NOT ME, NOOOOOOOOOOO’ he shouted repeatedly. *2 even commented, ‘that lady is looking at us mummy’ ... I quietly thought, ‘ if that lady would like to come and assist, I’d be very ok with that! Haha

So that episode, like many others is my offering of contraceptive education to the world ... Then, there are the beautiful moments.  This morning, *1 (who is 5 years old) made her Daddy this picture and note, starting, ‘To Daddy, thank you for building the house...’ , completely on her own accord. (Currently /still building an upstairs which includes the bedrooms for us all....4 years in the waiting😆) It’s the ying to the yang of raising small people. For every explosive nappy or public meltdown, you get a cuddle or treasured craft item to remind you, you’re doing ok. 😍  After today’s car park nightmare, it is only right to also focus on this utter gorgeousness 🤗 
#mumoffour #twinmumoffour #twinmum #naturaltermbreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #cosleeping #earthmumma #twinlife #mumlife #adultingishard #parentingishard #embracethegooddays #homeeducation #homeed #proudmum #proudparent
  • Relish the lovely moments:
    Adulting is hard. Parenting even more so. There days when I can’t get out for a run and reboot at all... because it is yet to happen at night 🤣🤪. I totally adore where we are at in life and how fortunate we have been but goodness, the contrast of the pre- children life to now where there is very little respite available. Which is fine... it’s where we are at. Some would say our choices (like home educating/co sleeping/natural term breastfeeding) only add to this feeling but I prefer to think of it as a ‘different’/‘personal’ set of experiences rather than increasing our challenges.
    Today, we went to the park. I packed a huge bag of excess layers and clothing to ensure the children coped with the cold temperature. Of course this relies on the children being willing to get dressed into said layers. In the car park... many people coming and going, *4 had an epic, no subtlety about it, meltdown. He did not want to wear his snuggly onesie, or his puddle suit etc, ‘NO NOT ME, NOOOOOOOOOOO’ he shouted repeatedly. *2 even commented, ‘that lady is looking at us mummy’ ... I quietly thought, ‘ if that lady would like to come and assist, I’d be very ok with that! Haha

    So that episode, like many others is my offering of contraceptive education to the world ... Then, there are the beautiful moments. This morning, *1 (who is 5 years old) made her Daddy this picture and note, starting, ‘To Daddy, thank you for building the house...’ , completely on her own accord. (Currently /still building an upstairs which includes the bedrooms for us all....4 years in the waiting😆) It’s the ying to the yang of raising small people. For every explosive nappy or public meltdown, you get a cuddle or treasured craft item to remind you, you’re doing ok. 😍 After today’s car park nightmare, it is only right to also focus on this utter gorgeousness 🤗
    #mumoffour #twinmumoffour #twinmum #naturaltermbreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #cosleeping #earthmumma #twinlife #mumlife #adultingishard #parentingishard #embracethegooddays #homeeducation #homeed #proudmum #proudparent

  •  10  4  15 November, 2019
  • 1 in 5 expecting or new mums will experience anxiety or depression. In 2012, I was that 1. ⠀
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After the birth of my first child, I slowly edged into a cavern of postnatal anxiety, OCD and eventually, depression. 
And, despite having battled these insidious demons well before pregnancy and new motherhood, I was still completely blindsided. Because how could it be happening to me? Me, who outwardly, had it all together. A beautiful, healthy baby boy. A supportive husband and family. A safe place to call home. Resources. Maternity leave. Yet I still found myself spiralling out of control, plummeting into a place of darkness and fear. A place that, for a time, I wondered if I'd ever find my way out of...⠀
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I'm sharing my story as part of @pandanational PANDA Week 2019 which encourages parents to 'get real' and talk about the issues that impact so many of us.⠀
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You can check out the post on the Milkbar blog (link in bio)⠀
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For those of you fighting the fight right now, know that there is help available, you can get better and you are worth it ❤️⠀
⠀
#pandaweek2019⠀
#letsgetreal
  • 1 in 5 expecting or new mums will experience anxiety or depression. In 2012, I was that 1. ⠀

    After the birth of my first child, I slowly edged into a cavern of postnatal anxiety, OCD and eventually, depression.
    And, despite having battled these insidious demons well before pregnancy and new motherhood, I was still completely blindsided. Because how could it be happening to me? Me, who outwardly, had it all together. A beautiful, healthy baby boy. A supportive husband and family. A safe place to call home. Resources. Maternity leave. Yet I still found myself spiralling out of control, plummeting into a place of darkness and fear. A place that, for a time, I wondered if I'd ever find my way out of...⠀

    I'm sharing my story as part of @pandanational PANDA Week 2019 which encourages parents to 'get real' and talk about the issues that impact so many of us.⠀

    You can check out the post on the Milkbar blog (link in bio)⠀

    For those of you fighting the fight right now, know that there is help available, you can get better and you are worth it ❤️⠀

    #pandaweek2019
    #letsgetreal

  •  60  1  15 November, 2019
  • #adminpost ❤️5 years 4 months of breastfeeding. ❤️
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Never quit breastfeeding on a hard day!
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I recently posted about how my daughter was weaning- all signs pointed to it- but then a sickness ran through both my family and the family I work for, and literally everyone (7 people total) got sick, except for the only one who was breastfed- my daughter. She was exposed for 3 weeks straight, and did. not. catch. it! Pretty incredible. .
Because I was sick, my milk made antibodies for her that protected her. She possibly got a mild case of it, but she only sneezed a few times, while everyone else was on bed rest for days. I was very grateful that her weaning slowed down and she seemed to want milk again during this time. .
We are all better now, and our bedtime feed is still going strong! I think she is absolutely preparing herself to wean, and it will happen in the next year or 2. For now, I’m enjoying every last milky moment, and I’m so grateful to still be going strong. .
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📷: Self portrait from 2017 or 2018 (I think she was about 3) .
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#magicalmilk #naturaltermbreastfeeding #treeoflife #extendedbreastfeeding #mothersmilk #liquidlove #antibodies #dontbeaweaner #normalizebreastfeeding #toddlernursingwithoutfear #itsnotjustforbabies
  • #adminpost ❤️5 years 4 months of breastfeeding. ❤️
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    Never quit breastfeeding on a hard day!
    .
    I recently posted about how my daughter was weaning- all signs pointed to it- but then a sickness ran through both my family and the family I work for, and literally everyone (7 people total) got sick, except for the only one who was breastfed- my daughter. She was exposed for 3 weeks straight, and did. not. catch. it! Pretty incredible. .
    Because I was sick, my milk made antibodies for her that protected her. She possibly got a mild case of it, but she only sneezed a few times, while everyone else was on bed rest for days. I was very grateful that her weaning slowed down and she seemed to want milk again during this time. .
    We are all better now, and our bedtime feed is still going strong! I think she is absolutely preparing herself to wean, and it will happen in the next year or 2. For now, I’m enjoying every last milky moment, and I’m so grateful to still be going strong. .
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    📷: Self portrait from 2017 or 2018 (I think she was about 3) .
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    #magicalmilk #naturaltermbreastfeeding #treeoflife #extendedbreastfeeding #mothersmilk #liquidlove #antibodies #dontbeaweaner #normalizebreastfeeding #toddlernursingwithoutfear #itsnotjustforbabies

  •  137  7  14 November, 2019
  • Ah yes, the ol' 'sleep when the baby sleeps' advice ⠀
🙄🙄🙄⠀
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Who else has heard that one before? 🙋🙋⠀ www.laviemum.com.au
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#laviemum⠀
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📸 - @coupdegracefarris
  • Ah yes, the ol' 'sleep when the baby sleeps' advice ⠀
    🙄🙄🙄⠀

    Who else has heard that one before? 🙋🙋⠀ www.laviemum.com.au

    #laviemum

    📸 - @coupdegracefarris

  •  30  8  14 November, 2019
  • .
Eye gazing
Hand holding
Skin to skin
Breathing slows
Flutter sucks 
Oxytocin feels
Love flows
Steady swallows
Eyes flutter
Milk drunk

Breastfeeding offers us the opportunity to be completely in the moment. Connected with our baby in every sense. Focussed only on counting their eyelashes, drinking in their gaze, caressing that oh-so-soft baby skin, and wallowing in that new baby smell.

PS: Don't feel like you have to be this present and connected with your child for every feed. It's perfectly ok to connect, and then check your messages, look out the window, pop on a TV show (if your babe isn't totally distracted by that, of course), or read a book. I don't think I'd like someone staring fixedly at me the entire time while I drifted off to sleep, every single time... Deb xo

Breastfeeding Affirmation cards available via link in bio.
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    Eye gazing
    Hand holding
    Skin to skin
    Breathing slows
    Flutter sucks
    Oxytocin feels
    Love flows
    Steady swallows
    Eyes flutter
    Milk drunk

    Breastfeeding offers us the opportunity to be completely in the moment. Connected with our baby in every sense. Focussed only on counting their eyelashes, drinking in their gaze, caressing that oh-so-soft baby skin, and wallowing in that new baby smell.

    PS: Don't feel like you have to be this present and connected with your child for every feed. It's perfectly ok to connect, and then check your messages, look out the window, pop on a TV show (if your babe isn't totally distracted by that, of course), or read a book. I don't think I'd like someone staring fixedly at me the entire time while I drifted off to sleep, every single time... Deb xo

    Breastfeeding Affirmation cards available via link in bio.

  •  7  1  13 November, 2019
  • 20 weeks in and 20 weeks out 😍 this little boy! He’s just so so beautiful, I know I’m biased, but my goodness. He’s so smiley and cheeky, playing with his toes, rolling all over the place, dribbling constantly, screaming his head off when he’s tired, and trying oh so hard to sit up. He’s growing like mad, got 2 teeth, likes to look around especially when nursing 🤦‍♀️ he smiles at everyone, and loves watching Jackson and Delilah playing. I don’t know where the time is going but he’s wonderful.
  • 20 weeks in and 20 weeks out 😍 this little boy! He’s just so so beautiful, I know I’m biased, but my goodness. He’s so smiley and cheeky, playing with his toes, rolling all over the place, dribbling constantly, screaming his head off when he’s tired, and trying oh so hard to sit up. He’s growing like mad, got 2 teeth, likes to look around especially when nursing 🤦‍♀️ he smiles at everyone, and loves watching Jackson and Delilah playing. I don’t know where the time is going but he’s wonderful.

  •  76  5  12 November, 2019
  • This is such an important reminder! Many mamas will worry when they don't see a huge amount of milk in their pump, either during a feed or if they're pumping afterwards.⠀
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The amount you pump will ALWAYS vary. Just like the amount your bubba will actually drink each feed.⠀
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@legendairymilk says this:⠀
Research has shown that babies will normally drain the breasts one or more times each day, but they don’t drain them at every feed. On average, babies take only 67% of the available milk. This means babies typically stop feeding because of satiety, not because the breast is empty. ⁣Remember that if you're pumping after a feeding, what you see in the bottle is dessert, not a full meal. ⁣⁣⠀
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Trust your body and your baby mama!⠀
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#milkbarbreastpumps⠀
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📸 - @legendairymilk
  • This is such an important reminder! Many mamas will worry when they don't see a huge amount of milk in their pump, either during a feed or if they're pumping afterwards.⠀

    The amount you pump will ALWAYS vary. Just like the amount your bubba will actually drink each feed.⠀

    @legendairymilk says this:⠀
    Research has shown that babies will normally drain the breasts one or more times each day, but they don’t drain them at every feed. On average, babies take only 67% of the available milk. This means babies typically stop feeding because of satiety, not because the breast is empty. ⁣Remember that if you're pumping after a feeding, what you see in the bottle is dessert, not a full meal. ⁣⁣⠀
    ⁣⁣⁣⠀
    Trust your body and your baby mama!⠀

    #milkbarbreastpumps

    📸 - @legendairymilk

  •  295  8  12 November, 2019
  • When you're boob-deep in the sleep-deprivation trenches, it's difficult to see the light.⠀
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This is a small reminder of why those trenches exist and how important you are ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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#milkbarbreastpumps⠀
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📸 - @lalecheleagueusa
  • When you're boob-deep in the sleep-deprivation trenches, it's difficult to see the light.⠀

    This is a small reminder of why those trenches exist and how important you are ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    #milkbarbreastpumps

    📸 - @lalecheleagueusa

  •  240  7  11 November, 2019
  • I saw something the other day about how the so-called ‘terrible-twos’ are actually wonderful, and it rang so true for me. While Delilah still isn’t a great sleeper, and struggles daily with some BIG emotions, I can’t help but adore this time with her, how much she’s learning and changing, what a beautiful little soul she is. I love the fact that every time she says bye to anything and anyone it’s always followed by “Love you!”, including to the bee I let out the door this morning, and the fire engine that was on our road. I adore that she can spot planes instantly, even when they’re miles high and tiny dots amongst the clouds. I love how she says “Bump! Bump! Bump!” as she comes down the stairs on her bum. I love how she squeals and jumps and shakes with excitement. I love how she shouts “Hi Indigo!” at the top of her voice when he wakes from a nap. I love how she holds her little arms up and says “Cuddle cuddle cuddle!”. I love that she dances everytime she hears some music, and points to our speaker and asks for ‘dancing’. I love that she says “Nice toast!” “Nice apple!” “Nice pasta!” after everything she eats. I love the way she runs with her arms and legs windmilling. I love that she brings Indigo his toy giraffe whenever he’s in his bouncer. I love that she stands in the window looking for Ross to drive home from work, and shouts “Daddy Daddy Daddy!” repeatedly as soon as she spots him. I love listening to her count, all the way to 30, and attempt the alphabet. I love that she helps me unload the dishwasher, and says “Thank you!” after every item she passes me. I adore her hysterical laughter. I love that she puts her own wellie boots on and trots around in them. There’s so many moments every day where she utterly astounds me, with what she knows, what’s she’s learning, just how much she’s capable of when she’s so small still. I wish I was able to remember every single bit of it. She is just wonderful.
  • I saw something the other day about how the so-called ‘terrible-twos’ are actually wonderful, and it rang so true for me. While Delilah still isn’t a great sleeper, and struggles daily with some BIG emotions, I can’t help but adore this time with her, how much she’s learning and changing, what a beautiful little soul she is. I love the fact that every time she says bye to anything and anyone it’s always followed by “Love you!”, including to the bee I let out the door this morning, and the fire engine that was on our road. I adore that she can spot planes instantly, even when they’re miles high and tiny dots amongst the clouds. I love how she says “Bump! Bump! Bump!” as she comes down the stairs on her bum. I love how she squeals and jumps and shakes with excitement. I love how she shouts “Hi Indigo!” at the top of her voice when he wakes from a nap. I love how she holds her little arms up and says “Cuddle cuddle cuddle!”. I love that she dances everytime she hears some music, and points to our speaker and asks for ‘dancing’. I love that she says “Nice toast!” “Nice apple!” “Nice pasta!” after everything she eats. I love the way she runs with her arms and legs windmilling. I love that she brings Indigo his toy giraffe whenever he’s in his bouncer. I love that she stands in the window looking for Ross to drive home from work, and shouts “Daddy Daddy Daddy!” repeatedly as soon as she spots him. I love listening to her count, all the way to 30, and attempt the alphabet. I love that she helps me unload the dishwasher, and says “Thank you!” after every item she passes me. I adore her hysterical laughter. I love that she puts her own wellie boots on and trots around in them. There’s so many moments every day where she utterly astounds me, with what she knows, what’s she’s learning, just how much she’s capable of when she’s so small still. I wish I was able to remember every single bit of it. She is just wonderful.

  •  90  8  10 November, 2019
  • Skin upon skin with the body that my body grew 💫 •
“and I said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’” - Rupi Kaur
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This body of mine is the portal between worlds, the pathway that joins the stars to the Earth. It has created life without instruction, with wisdom that my mind can’t even begin to comprehend. It was his home then and it is still his home now.
How could I have anything other than overwhelming love, awe, gratitude and adoration for this body that has given me so so very much. ✨
  • Skin upon skin with the body that my body grew 💫 •
    “and I said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’” - Rupi Kaur

    This body of mine is the portal between worlds, the pathway that joins the stars to the Earth. It has created life without instruction, with wisdom that my mind can’t even begin to comprehend. It was his home then and it is still his home now.
    How could I have anything other than overwhelming love, awe, gratitude and adoration for this body that has given me so so very much. ✨

  •  58  9  9 November, 2019
  • Almost 3.5yrs and our day still begins and ends with sleepy milk snuggles. In the in between is a busy little girl who very, very rarely comes to me and asks for booby anymore. Instead she comes to me multiple times a day to tell me how much she loves me. Who knows when breastfeeding will finish for us. I never imagined to have been still going, but for many reasons we are. And the fear of what others might think is not enough to stop me from sharing, because every single time I see someone's breastfeeding pic it is such an encouragement to me. So I'm sharing here in the hopes I can encourage even just one person. And if not encourage at least make it that bit more known and acceptable to be breastfeeding past 1 or 2 or whatever age is deemed "ok". Because really, who more than yourself knows what is best for your child. And loving them wholly and completely and providing for them what they need is forever and always OK ❤
  • Almost 3.5yrs and our day still begins and ends with sleepy milk snuggles. In the in between is a busy little girl who very, very rarely comes to me and asks for booby anymore. Instead she comes to me multiple times a day to tell me how much she loves me. Who knows when breastfeeding will finish for us. I never imagined to have been still going, but for many reasons we are. And the fear of what others might think is not enough to stop me from sharing, because every single time I see someone's breastfeeding pic it is such an encouragement to me. So I'm sharing here in the hopes I can encourage even just one person. And if not encourage at least make it that bit more known and acceptable to be breastfeeding past 1 or 2 or whatever age is deemed "ok". Because really, who more than yourself knows what is best for your child. And loving them wholly and completely and providing for them what they need is forever and always OK ❤

  •  49  9  9 November, 2019
  • Posted @withrepost • @thebreastfeedingnetwork We love this cover of @crohnsandcolitisuk's Connect magazine - it's fantastic to see an image which not only normalises breastfeeding with a chronic condition, but also "extended" breastfeeding of an older child. It's been nominated as cover of the year in the PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2019!⠀
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Dr Wendy Jones, resident pharmacist with our drugs in breastmilk information service, was involved with writing the article for the magazine, and said, "I was interviewed about drugs in breastmilk, and several mums told their stories and included term breastfeeding. The charity were very brave in using a photograph of a mum feeding her toddler in the beautiful image on the cover. They deserve to win this prize and are really excited and proud to have been nominated."⠀
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If you agree, we'd love it if you would vote for the cover. Click the link in our bio and then choose Scottish Magazine Awards Vote.⠀
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If you'd like more information about breastfeeding with inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Wendy's factsheet can be found by clicking the link in our bio and choosing Breastfeeding with IBD factsheet.⠀
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#breastfeedingsupport #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #dontsaystoplookitup #drugsinbreastmilk #IBD #extendedbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #awards #vote
  • Posted @withrepost@thebreastfeedingnetwork We love this cover of @crohnsandcolitisuk's Connect magazine - it's fantastic to see an image which not only normalises breastfeeding with a chronic condition, but also "extended" breastfeeding of an older child. It's been nominated as cover of the year in the PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2019!⠀

    Dr Wendy Jones, resident pharmacist with our drugs in breastmilk information service, was involved with writing the article for the magazine, and said, "I was interviewed about drugs in breastmilk, and several mums told their stories and included term breastfeeding. The charity were very brave in using a photograph of a mum feeding her toddler in the beautiful image on the cover. They deserve to win this prize and are really excited and proud to have been nominated."⠀

    If you agree, we'd love it if you would vote for the cover. Click the link in our bio and then choose Scottish Magazine Awards Vote.⠀

    If you'd like more information about breastfeeding with inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Wendy's factsheet can be found by clicking the link in our bio and choosing Breastfeeding with IBD factsheet.⠀

    #breastfeedingsupport #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #dontsaystoplookitup #drugsinbreastmilk #IBD #extendedbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #awards #vote

  •  13  0  8 November, 2019
  • N A V I G A T I N G  T O D D L E R H O O D

Anyone else find that they’re butting heads with their toddler a bit too often at the moment? Raise your hand 🙋🏻‍♀️ meeeeee! My recently turned 2 year old is giving me a run for my money currently. He’s got a BIG personality in a little body. He still needs a daytime nap but he fights me like a caged lion. He barely eats a thing. He refuses nappy changes and getting dressed most of the time! I’m trying so hard to maintain a gentle, attachment-style parenting approach but I think I’m letting us all down. Throw in constant night nursing to the mix and I’m a haze of sleep deprived rage sometimes. Then comes the guilt. Oh, the guilt. Can anyone relate? Let’s find some solidarity mamas. Sometimes the old instagram highlight real can make this motherhood lark look like a walk in the park when the reality is something QUITE different. 
My plan is to night wean again (we had night weaned when I was pregnant with I but we started up again when she arrived because it was just easier at the time) and eventually O will move to his ‘big boy bed’ in the kids room. I’m hoping once I start getting better sleep I’ll have the energy to do more because I KNOW that he NEEDS more than I’m giving him right now. 
He’s such a wonderful, sweet, kind and clever boy but toddlerhood is HARD.
  • N A V I G A T I N G T O D D L E R H O O D

    Anyone else find that they’re butting heads with their toddler a bit too often at the moment? Raise your hand 🙋🏻‍♀️ meeeeee! My recently turned 2 year old is giving me a run for my money currently. He’s got a BIG personality in a little body. He still needs a daytime nap but he fights me like a caged lion. He barely eats a thing. He refuses nappy changes and getting dressed most of the time! I’m trying so hard to maintain a gentle, attachment-style parenting approach but I think I’m letting us all down. Throw in constant night nursing to the mix and I’m a haze of sleep deprived rage sometimes. Then comes the guilt. Oh, the guilt. Can anyone relate? Let’s find some solidarity mamas. Sometimes the old instagram highlight real can make this motherhood lark look like a walk in the park when the reality is something QUITE different.
    My plan is to night wean again (we had night weaned when I was pregnant with I but we started up again when she arrived because it was just easier at the time) and eventually O will move to his ‘big boy bed’ in the kids room. I’m hoping once I start getting better sleep I’ll have the energy to do more because I KNOW that he NEEDS more than I’m giving him right now.
    He’s such a wonderful, sweet, kind and clever boy but toddlerhood is HARD.

  •  15  8  8 November, 2019
  • Spent the day with my Nana and Grandad yesterday, and it was wonderful. I adore my grandparents, they’re all absolute gems. They came down and brought cake and biscuits, took us for lunch and shopping, got both babies to nap. My grandma comes down almost every week and potters about tidying my house and playing with the babies. My other grandad takes us out for lunch regularly. All 4 of them are the loveliest people, their homes are always open to us, I’m always so grateful that I get this time with them, and so do my children.
  • Spent the day with my Nana and Grandad yesterday, and it was wonderful. I adore my grandparents, they’re all absolute gems. They came down and brought cake and biscuits, took us for lunch and shopping, got both babies to nap. My grandma comes down almost every week and potters about tidying my house and playing with the babies. My other grandad takes us out for lunch regularly. All 4 of them are the loveliest people, their homes are always open to us, I’m always so grateful that I get this time with them, and so do my children.

  •  78  4  8 November, 2019
  • This is 100% what breastfeeding a toddler or young child looks like....🤔🤨🤣 Anyone who has done it will know how full of shit that imagery is 🤣 
What I appreciate about it is what it’s taught me about myself (never even mind what it’s doing for your child’s brain and body, emotional strength and confidence) - it is as beneficial for me as it is for my child! What has breastfeeding taught you? 🌸🌜🌙🌛🌸
  • This is 100% what breastfeeding a toddler or young child looks like....🤔🤨🤣 Anyone who has done it will know how full of shit that imagery is 🤣
    What I appreciate about it is what it’s taught me about myself (never even mind what it’s doing for your child’s brain and body, emotional strength and confidence) - it is as beneficial for me as it is for my child! What has breastfeeding taught you? 🌸🌜🌙🌛🌸

  •  159  15  7 November, 2019
  • We love this cover of @crohnsandcolitisuk's Connect magazine - it's fantastic to see an image which not only normalises breastfeeding with a chronic condition, but also "extended" breastfeeding of an older child. It's been nominated as cover of the year in the PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2019!⠀
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Dr Wendy Jones, resident pharmacist with our drugs in breastmilk information service, was involved with writing the article for the magazine, and said, "I was interviewed about drugs in breastmilk, and several mums told their stories and included term breastfeeding. The charity were very brave in using a photograph of a mum feeding her toddler in the beautiful image on the cover. They deserve to win this prize and are really excited and proud to have been nominated."⠀
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If you agree, we'd love it if you would vote for the cover. Click the link in our bio and then choose Scottish Magazine Awards Vote.⠀
⠀
If you'd like more information about breastfeeding with inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Wendy's factsheet can be found by clicking the link in our bio and choosing Breastfeeding with IBD factsheet.⠀
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#breastfeedingsupport #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #dontsaystoplookitup #drugsinbreastmilk #IBD #extendedbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #awards #vote
  • We love this cover of @crohnsandcolitisuk's Connect magazine - it's fantastic to see an image which not only normalises breastfeeding with a chronic condition, but also "extended" breastfeeding of an older child. It's been nominated as cover of the year in the PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2019!⠀

    Dr Wendy Jones, resident pharmacist with our drugs in breastmilk information service, was involved with writing the article for the magazine, and said, "I was interviewed about drugs in breastmilk, and several mums told their stories and included term breastfeeding. The charity were very brave in using a photograph of a mum feeding her toddler in the beautiful image on the cover. They deserve to win this prize and are really excited and proud to have been nominated."⠀

    If you agree, we'd love it if you would vote for the cover. Click the link in our bio and then choose Scottish Magazine Awards Vote.⠀

    If you'd like more information about breastfeeding with inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Wendy's factsheet can be found by clicking the link in our bio and choosing Breastfeeding with IBD factsheet.⠀

    #breastfeedingsupport #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #dontsaystoplookitup #drugsinbreastmilk #IBD #extendedbreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #awards #vote

  •  35  1  7 November, 2019
  • Throwback photo to 2016, my teeny treasure 🥰 ⠀
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As she snuggled up to me in bed last night - squished into the foetal position - I though how lovely it was that she has never slept through a night alone. She’s always been snuggled and held close. When she wakes from a nightmare, Mummy is right there. She often cuddles my arm like a teddy bear! ⠀
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I’ve always been a big softy, but feeling so liberated by having such a supportive, loving Daddy for her. Eternally grateful for him ❤️ ⠀
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#gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #cosleeping #bedsharing #mybaby #toddlerlife #breastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #daddy
  • Throwback photo to 2016, my teeny treasure 🥰 ⠀

    As she snuggled up to me in bed last night - squished into the foetal position - I though how lovely it was that she has never slept through a night alone. She’s always been snuggled and held close. When she wakes from a nightmare, Mummy is right there. She often cuddles my arm like a teddy bear! ⠀

    I’ve always been a big softy, but feeling so liberated by having such a supportive, loving Daddy for her. Eternally grateful for him ❤️ ⠀

    #gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #cosleeping #bedsharing #mybaby #toddlerlife #breastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #daddy

  •  8  0  7 November, 2019
  • Way back in those early days I'd long for the time I could put her down down she would stay asleep, I'd Google why my baby wouldn't sleep alone while rocking back and forth for hours on end.
Turns out she just knew exactly what she needed, completely biologically normal and she just needed my comfort.
One of the best things I have ever done is stop googling, stop wondering, stop wishing for change. 
Now this is as comforting for me as it is for her, I long for this, I love this and dread the day it's over. If only we could slow down time! 💞
  • Way back in those early days I'd long for the time I could put her down down she would stay asleep, I'd Google why my baby wouldn't sleep alone while rocking back and forth for hours on end.
    Turns out she just knew exactly what she needed, completely biologically normal and she just needed my comfort.
    One of the best things I have ever done is stop googling, stop wondering, stop wishing for change.
    Now this is as comforting for me as it is for her, I long for this, I love this and dread the day it's over. If only we could slow down time! 💞

  •  42  11  7 November, 2019
  • • TWO YEARS • 
This week I clocked two years of breastfeeding! 
DIAMOND BOOBIES 💎💎 Seriously, What an epic milestone!! I could not have made it through the first day without the unwavering support of my husband. Without a doubt he has been the key to our successful breastfeeding journey. 
I mean I guess I’m also thankful to the actual trail blazing breastfeeding professionals too like Dr McKenna, Dr Jack Newman, Pinky McKay, Carly Grubb and Kelly Mom because I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far without them... but my hubby👌🏼 absolutely the  most important piece of the puzzle 🥰😂 So here we are... two long, overwhelming and exhausting yet profoundly magical years filled with immense challenges, determination, research, courage, more research, persistence, guts, rebellion and steep steep learning curves later and I am damn proud of my little lady and I. 
We have overcome monumental challenges along this feeding journey of ours. In fact I never thought I was going to be able to persist through the first few days. 
Expressing in pregnancy provoked DMER; a severely overwhelming and deeply challenging psychological and emotional response to the letdown of milk. I thought my breastfeeding journey was over before it had begun. Honestly though, in those final weeks of pregnancy it wasn’t something I worried too much about. I was so confident in all feeding options available I really didn’t see much use in stressing about it. But here we are two years later celebrating our hard work and determination to persist with breastfeeding through undoubtedly the most challenging time of our lives. 
We see no definitive end in sight just yet and are gently and gradually feeding less and less as time progresses and as we respond to each other’s needs as our breastfeeding journey flows through its seasons. 
If you are interested in hearing about the challenges we faced on this journey I’ll pop the second half of this post down in the comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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#raisingwildfire #breastfeeding #diamondboobies #2year #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingchallenges #persistence #determination #breastfeedinggoals #naturaltermbreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler
  • • TWO YEARS •
    This week I clocked two years of breastfeeding!
    DIAMOND BOOBIES 💎💎 Seriously, What an epic milestone!! I could not have made it through the first day without the unwavering support of my husband. Without a doubt he has been the key to our successful breastfeeding journey.
    I mean I guess I’m also thankful to the actual trail blazing breastfeeding professionals too like Dr McKenna, Dr Jack Newman, Pinky McKay, Carly Grubb and Kelly Mom because I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far without them... but my hubby👌🏼 absolutely the most important piece of the puzzle 🥰😂 So here we are... two long, overwhelming and exhausting yet profoundly magical years filled with immense challenges, determination, research, courage, more research, persistence, guts, rebellion and steep steep learning curves later and I am damn proud of my little lady and I.
    We have overcome monumental challenges along this feeding journey of ours. In fact I never thought I was going to be able to persist through the first few days.
    Expressing in pregnancy provoked DMER; a severely overwhelming and deeply challenging psychological and emotional response to the letdown of milk. I thought my breastfeeding journey was over before it had begun. Honestly though, in those final weeks of pregnancy it wasn’t something I worried too much about. I was so confident in all feeding options available I really didn’t see much use in stressing about it. But here we are two years later celebrating our hard work and determination to persist with breastfeeding through undoubtedly the most challenging time of our lives.
    We see no definitive end in sight just yet and are gently and gradually feeding less and less as time progresses and as we respond to each other’s needs as our breastfeeding journey flows through its seasons.
    If you are interested in hearing about the challenges we faced on this journey I’ll pop the second half of this post down in the comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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    #raisingwildfire #breastfeeding #diamondboobies #2year #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingchallenges #persistence #determination #breastfeedinggoals #naturaltermbreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler

  •  13  1  7 November, 2019

Top #naturaltermbreastfeeding Posts

  • I always knew I wanted to breastfeed because of the nourishment it provided but what I had no idea about, which no one really talks about, is how powerful your boobs are to not only nourish their bodies but their minds as well. They create an instant sense of calm. They soothe an overstimulated nervous system. They release oxytocin in both mother AND baby which instantly counteracts the stress hormone cortisol. The sucking motion when upset helps them learn how to self regulate.
I had no idea I would feed past infancy but I’m so glad I did, I feel like my daughter and I both got so much out of it. People would often comment on how calm she was and my answer was simply “boob, lots and lots of boob”. The sucking motion, as with anything in the midline, soothes and calms the nervous system. It brings them to a place of calm. It also instantly relaxed ME. We could be having a crazy day, tiredness and too much going on taking its toll, and when it all got too much a simple “hey bubba, want some boob?” worked miracles to relax us both. 
Now, obviously breastfeeding nourishes the body and mind for all ages but I really noticed that after the first year, it seemed to be less about “food” and more about, connection, calming and comfort which made for a very calm and happy toddler - in my experience. Have you found breastfeeding into the toddler years beneficial?
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(As always, totally understand those that can’t or don’t want to breastfeed, I suppose using a pacifier has the same calming effect on babies and toddlers - hence the name obvs lol! - but I have limited experience using a bottle or pacifier which is why I don’t talk about them much on my page. If you are using a pacifier I think them having it up to age 3 or 4 is great because of the calming effect it has on their nervous systems 👍🏼 I know a lot might disagree, that’s cool, it’s just my opinion).
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#breastfeeding #boobing #extendedbreastfeeding #extendedbreastfeedingisnormal #naturaltermbreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeedingtoddlers #breastfeedingtoddler #motherhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram
  • I always knew I wanted to breastfeed because of the nourishment it provided but what I had no idea about, which no one really talks about, is how powerful your boobs are to not only nourish their bodies but their minds as well. They create an instant sense of calm. They soothe an overstimulated nervous system. They release oxytocin in both mother AND baby which instantly counteracts the stress hormone cortisol. The sucking motion when upset helps them learn how to self regulate.
    I had no idea I would feed past infancy but I’m so glad I did, I feel like my daughter and I both got so much out of it. People would often comment on how calm she was and my answer was simply “boob, lots and lots of boob”. The sucking motion, as with anything in the midline, soothes and calms the nervous system. It brings them to a place of calm. It also instantly relaxed ME. We could be having a crazy day, tiredness and too much going on taking its toll, and when it all got too much a simple “hey bubba, want some boob?” worked miracles to relax us both.
    Now, obviously breastfeeding nourishes the body and mind for all ages but I really noticed that after the first year, it seemed to be less about “food” and more about, connection, calming and comfort which made for a very calm and happy toddler - in my experience. Have you found breastfeeding into the toddler years beneficial?
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    (As always, totally understand those that can’t or don’t want to breastfeed, I suppose using a pacifier has the same calming effect on babies and toddlers - hence the name obvs lol! - but I have limited experience using a bottle or pacifier which is why I don’t talk about them much on my page. If you are using a pacifier I think them having it up to age 3 or 4 is great because of the calming effect it has on their nervous systems 👍🏼 I know a lot might disagree, that’s cool, it’s just my opinion).
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    #breastfeeding #boobing #extendedbreastfeeding #extendedbreastfeedingisnormal #naturaltermbreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeedingtoddlers #breastfeedingtoddler #motherhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram

  •  742  107  5 November, 2019