Baby’s got milk…only just

A visit from a lactation consultant confirmed what I’d thought from week one. I’ve got a low milk supply.

Baby land: where the world turns slowly

Talitha hasn’t really been gaining weight. She didn’t lose much in the initial postpartum days but excitingly gained that and more by day ten. Two weeks later she’s gained nothing. Two weeks after that…

The baby who sucked and sucked and sucked

All well and good but d’ya mean I have to have this girl on my breast every waking (and often, sleeping) hour? I love her, I enjoy her but if I can’t do the laundry or fix myself something to eat, I’ll go a little mad.

In praise of the boob or How my daughter put …

Breastfeeding has not been easy. Every time I think I’ve learned the rules, Talitha changes them. There is no schedule other than “whatever the day feels like”. But the unpredictable nature of early breastfeeding has done me a lot of good.

Getting the baps out: a boob journey into breastfeeding

The prospect of breastfeeding is both exciting and a little scary. Suddenly these baps aren’t just about me.