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real talk

Alex with baby Rosie 30/01/2020
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Breastfeeding, expressing and helping with feeds at night through the eyes of a new dad…!

I think being a parent is one of the hardest things you do even though it’s also one of the best and most rewarding things.  There’s a lot of pressure to do things ‘right’ and ‘perfectly’ and I know it can be especially hard from new mums learning how to breast feed and express milk too.  It’s not like you can prepare yourself for it and although it’s natural and me and my mates have no issues if Holly needs to breastfeed when we’re out, there are still people out... Read More

12/12/2019

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF REFLUX, SILENT REFLUX OR COLIC IN BABIES.

Interestingly there is much written about so-called ‘colic’ in babies and everyone seems to have an opinion on it. I have found many babies are diagnosed as having colic, but this can mean very little in reality as there is no medical definition for the term and it is actually just a non-descriptive term for pain. Colic or Reflux? The Burning Question!!  For example, The Oxford English Dictionary States: colic n. A severe spasmodic abdominal pain. Colic is usually defined as ‘excessive crying in infancy with no known cause’ –... Read More

12/12/2019

CRACKING THE REFLUX CODE: ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS

For the whole 12 weeks of their baby’s life, he had screamed, cried, fought, scratched, vomited, had hiccups and NEVER slept day or night.  He was walked, rocked in arms, put in a sling – and when I met his parents, they were at total breaking point. They have been so utterly distraught, isolated, helpless and actually told me how they’d felt close to separating…..as after 12, previously blissful years together NOTHING has challenged them or their relationship in such a deeply distressing way. No-one was able to help. Sadly... Read More

15/08/2019

HEAR WHAT THE REAL TALKING NEW DADS HAVE TO SAY…

We often hear what it’s like to have a baby from a mum’s point of view, but not so much from the dad’s. We think it’s about time dads got more airtime! Dads play such a massive role in parenting nowadays – their role has arguably changed more than mums in the last decade or so. And we think it’s important to hear it from their point of view. Yeah, mums do A LOT but so do dads. We invited the dads to have their say, without their partners being... Read More

Hear What The Mum's Have To Say 15/08/2019

HEAR WHAT THE REAL TALKING NEW MUMS HAVE TO SAY…

Everyone will tell you having a baby is life changing… It’s the best of times and the hardest of times all rolled together into one big roller-coaster ride.  When you are pregnant so many people will tell you what you should and shouldn’t do and how it was for them years ago. Yet when you have your baby you will wonder why nobody told you so many things that would have prepared you better. We decided it would be good to hear it from new mums living the experience right... Read More