Posts Tagged: breastfeeding

Breastfeeding myths and the media propagation – a video blog

Sophie’s in a field – she’s fired up by a story she’s just read about a celebrity not breastfeeding and the reasons she gave. ¬†Sophie talks about her desire to debunk some of the popular breastfeeding myths out there, but also the need for women and families to have access to evidence-based research in order… Read more »

Well-meaning advice – how helpful is it? A video blog

Sophie’s sharing a story she’s read on a public forum from a Mum whose family are telling her to stop breastfeeding. ¬†How can doulas help when friends and family members are wading in, often given unsolicited and non evidence-based advice? Do come back to us with your thoughts and questions – info@nurturingbirth.co.uk Click here to… Read more »

Breastfeeding support and antenatal preparation – a video blog

Sophie discusses some of the challenges facing breastfeeding mothers and how getting qualified support and information can help.  She looks at what can be done antenatally to prepare, including expression of colostrum.  In celebration of International Breastfeeding Week 2017 she highlights how much amazing free support there is available to women via the charitable organisations… Read more »

It’s hot, hot hot! Keeping babies cool in hot weather – a video blog

It’s been unbelievably hot in the UK this week – how are you managing to keep your babies cool, happy and hydrated in the hot weather? Sophie busts a couple of myths and gives some alternative suggestions for keeping cool. If you like this blog you might like some of our others – did you… Read more »

Sharing beds and sharing information with parents – Guest post by Emma Pickett, IBCLC

Emma is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is listed on our Nurturing Birth directory – she has been working in breastfeeding support since 2005 Why is it that a double bed (preferably king-size) is the norm for married couples when it comes to sleeping? Certainly some co-habiting couples choose other arrangements but generally we accept… Read more »