breastfeeding

I’m using formula and I feel guilty… but not for the reason you think

I’m using formula and I feel guilty… but not for the reason you think {0}

The guilt started on day four.  Weeping, a heart that literally hurt with pain.  As I put the bottle of formula to my beautiful new baby’s lips I felt overcome with regret.  But not for the reason you think. I am perfectly happy to feed my new baby formula. The aching guilt I feel is(…)

2015: Year of the anti-Superwoman

2015: Year of the anti-Superwoman {2}

Thank God 2014 is over.  Seriously, I was counting down the days until I could usher in 2015. My friends can’t understand why I feel like this.  Looking at achievements – those things that are most measurable – it was a great year.  I got a fantastic job that is going well, I published a(…)

The tragic case of Charlotte Bevan

The tragic case of Charlotte Bevan {0}

TRIGGER WARNING:  This post deals with depression and suicide Just watching the video gives me chills.  A new mother, post-birth tummy roundness still visible, walks out of hospital in her slippers, clutching her newborn and no-one stops her.  She heads to a bridge in Bristol and jumps.  Two days later their two bodies are found(…)

Breastfeeding targets set new mothers up to fail.  Let’s get real

Breastfeeding targets set new mothers up to fail. Let’s get real {0}

This post was originally published in The Guardian Governments love a target. We’ve got targets on everything, from economic growth to train delays. They give civil servants and their political masters something to aim for, something to benchmark. But frequently these targets do little more than fill bureaucratic hours measuring them. Sometimes, they even do(…)