My guide to breastfeeding

My guide to breastfeeding

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I breastfed my son until he self-weaned at 2.5 and then breastfed my daughter until she was 4.5 years old. I’ve written about breastfeeding a lot over the years. Today’s post brings all of those posts together into one place so that if you are just getting started or need some support you can find everything I’ve written in my guide to breastfeeding here.

Top 5 tips to prepare for breastfeeding success while pregnant

Pregnant and thinking you can’t do anything to prepare to breastfeed until you have the baby? There’s actually lots you can do now, see my tips in this post.

My breastfeeding journey

This post was my breastfeeding journey from 2011 to 2016 – it actually ended up continuing until 2019 in the end!

My top trick for dealing with blocked ducts and mastitis

I couldn’t even count how many times I got blocked ducts and mastitis over my breastfeeding career. In this post, I tell you all about the tricks I’ve learned over the years that really do work.

Breastfeeding a child with CMPA

My son is allergic to cow’s milk proteins. This post is all about our experiences of breastfeeding through that and my favourite foods and recipes.

An open letter to those who have supported me breastfeeding

I would not have been able to breastfeed as long as I did without the support of the people I thank here.

Continuing breastfeeding when you return to work

I returned to work when my children were 1 so I continued to breastfeed after returning to work. This post outlines how I did it and all my tips to help you do it.

My review of the Haakaa breast pump

One of my most read blog posts ever is my review of the Haakaa breast pump.

What to expect when weaning a 4 year old

When I was weaning my daughter at 4.5 I struggled to find information from women who had weaned older children. This was my experience.

If you liked my guide to breastfeeding, you might also like my ultimate guide to surviving when your kids don’t sleep through the night.

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