889 days of breastfeeding – What I learnt and what I wish I’d known

Our son was born early – not the kind of early, thankfully, that means heartrending weeks of incubators, monitoring and uncertainty –  but early enough that our breastfeeding relationship got off to an extremely rocky start. I’d always planned to breastfeed, but while antenatal classes had prepared me and my partner well for the birth, … Continue reading 889 days of breastfeeding – What I learnt and what I wish I’d known

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Good births – the importance of letting go

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of supporting a friend, alongside her husband and a great midwife-led team,* through the birth of her second child. After a first labour that, in a number of ways, hadn’t gone exactly to plan, she was approaching the second birth with optimism, but an understandable degree of … Continue reading Good births – the importance of letting go