GUEST POST: Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but WHY?

GUEST POST: Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but WHY? {0}

This guest post is written by Dr Nicole Highet, the founder and Executive Director of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) who also wrote the forward to Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding.  One of Nicole’s many missions is to redefine the images of motherhood, to make them more realistic. This post is reprinted with permission and you can find the original on(…)

Why you shouldn’t freak out about the new breastfeeding studies from Pediatrics

Why you shouldn’t freak out about the new breastfeeding studies from Pediatrics {0}

A bunch of studies published in the journal Pediatrics have been getting a lot of attention this past week.  So they should:  they are well-designed and conducted pieces of research into the effect of early nutrition (so, what babies eat before they are one) on children at aged six. Unfortunately, as so often happens when breastfeeding is(…)

What midwives are supposed to tell you about formula feeding, but usually don’t

What midwives are supposed to tell you about formula feeding, but usually don’t {0}

I have a few hazy memories of when I gave birth to my daughter.  One is looking down at the registrar obstetrician stitching my clacker back up, then seeing the consultant come over, say, slightly alarmed, “What are you doing here?” and then rapidly taking over when it became obvious that whatever she was doing,(…)

WATCH: What a psychiatrist says about bottle feeding guilt

WATCH: What a psychiatrist says about bottle feeding guilt {0}

When most women start bottle feeding, the overwhelming emotion they feel is guilt.  Guilt that you’ve ‘failed’ at something ‘natural’.  Guilt because you feel, because you’ve been told so many times, that you’re not giving your baby ‘the best’ (the breast).  Guilt because perhaps you’re relieved that the pain of breastfeeding is finished, but that(…)

Welcome to Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding

Welcome to Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding {1}

I chose to bottle feed.  I made the decision when I was seventeen, exactly seventeen years before I had my first child. When I say I chose to bottle feed, what I actually chose to do was to have a breast reduction. I was sick of having double-F breasts stuck on a size ten frame,(…)

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