Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nursing Gymnastics

Photo credit: Happiness Redefined

Hello, my name is Shawna, and I am nursing my toddler. (This is your cue to say "Hello, Shawna")

Even in the United States where breastfeeding rates are significantly higher than in the UK, it is still considered strange and unusual to breastfeed past 12 months. Sadly, a lot of babies are weaned once solids are introduced or teeth start popping up. Neither of these things should signal the end of your breastfeeding relationship though. In fact, breastfeeding can be the best soother for transitional times in your baby's life such as new foods and painful teeth.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supporting A Breastfeeding Mum

Everyone talks about all the things you'll need to successfully breastfeed: pillows, covers, tops, pads, bras, pumps... but the one thing that seems to be consistently missing from the list of  "Must Haves" is support. Without support, many women fail to make their breastfeeding goals.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pssstttt...I have a secret...

It's time for week two of my contribution posts for Keep Britain Breastfeeding!

This week's focus is on Mum-to-Mum tips. Let's see...What tips do I have that I can share with other mums...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Benefits of Breastfeeding

This weeks theme for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt is the benefits of breastfeeding.

I've read through some of the posts already live from other bloggers, and I'm impressed and a little intimidated. There are lots of posts with links to great articles outlining all the benefits to mum and baby from breastfeeding. I'll be going in a slightly different direction. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Keep Britain Breastfeeding

This month I am excited and proud to say that I am participating in an international blogging event to help promote breastfeeding in Britain (and the rest of the UK as well, I think). This huge event was pulled together by a fab lady by the name of Karen McCully. She is passionate about improving the breastfeeding rates in her country, and I'm super excited to have a small hand in her endeavor. 

She has set up a blog called Breastfeeding in England and is running a fun scavenger hunt contest all month. There are several bloggers and companies participating in the hunt, and there will be information and prizes galore

Each week there is a different theme that we bloggers will write about. I look forward to sharing any information and experiences I can with all the other mamas and mamas-to-be out there. 

"But you're in America, and all this is happening in England. How can that possibly work?" I admit, when I first saw Karen's tweet I wasn't sure if I would be able to participate because I wasn't "local", but as Karen so wisely replied, "The internet has no borders. It would be good to see different perspectives." So here I am. 

Good luck to you all, and HAPPY NURSING!!