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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

You have finally mastered breastfeeding, you and your baby are enjoying this special bond, but knowing you are returning to work has you fraught with anxiety. You worry, how can I maintain my milk supply? How do I negotiate expressing or feeding breaks at work? How will I express, store and transport my milk? What about my baby – how much milk does…
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Every breastfeed is a success

"I popped into the doctors’ to have my toddlers cough checked," says Kate, mother of a just turned two year old. "I mentioned to the GP that I was still breastfeeding and was completely speechless when she told me, "you know there is no goodness in your milk after three months." On the other hand, there are mothers like Emma who are completely…
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How do I stop breastfeeding my baby to sleep?

Mum question:I have spent the first few months of my daughter’s life feeding her to sleep and it works well but now I’m worried I’ll be doing forever! I am starting back at work in a couple of months so I would like to start gradually changing this habit so that she will be able to sleep when I am not there. Can you suggest how I approach…
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Not Breastfeeding, Not Guilty

I don’t believe the emotions felt by mothers who don’t breastfeed or who wean early are as simple as ‘guilt’: when we really examine mothers’ feelings about things gone wrong, it is rarely guilt that they are expressing, especially about not breastfeeding or not breastfeeding as long or as completely as they would have liked to: well informed…
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You know you are breastfeeding a toddler when…..

Nobody tells you ‘breast is best’ any more (even though it is!). Instead, you hear “are you STILL breastfeeding” or “you will be going to school to feed him at lunchtime.” (Tell them, ‘only if I am on canteen duty’) The positioning mantra ‘chest to chest and chin to breast’ no longer applies – now it’s ‘gymnurstics’ with their feet in your face,…
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Every breastfeed is a success

"I popped into the doctors’ to have my toddlers cough checked," says Kate, mother of a just turned two year old. "I mentioned to the GP that I was still breastfeeding and was completely speechless when she told me, "you know there is no goodness in your milk after three months." On the other hand, there are mothers like Emma who are completely…
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