Safe bed-sharing gives breastfeeding mothers more sleep – by Diana West IBCLC

There’s no question scientifically that breastfeeding is very important to both a child’s and mother’s lifelong health. But goals are one thing — real life is another. Like many new parents, Monica discovered that her biggest breastfeeding obstacle happened at night. She’d …

The slippery slope of mummy self-doubt

“I feel like such a failure.” I hear this every single day from mothers. The saddest thing is that every time I hear these words, the mother is doing a wonderful job: she  is intelligent and responsive with a beautiful connection to …

Beating ‘bad habits’ –  gently,with love.

  It’s scary isn’t it, being a new mum and feeling pressured from all directions to resist cuddling, rocking (or heaven forbid!), feeding your  baby to sleep – in case you create’ bad habits’? The good news is, you can relax: rocking …

You may be asking, what does ‘Parenting by Heart’ mean?  As well as supporting you with a simple, stress-free  blueprint to nurture your baby (and yourself) through the awesome first year of parenting, the basic philosophy behind my book is to support …