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In my opinion the placenta is an amazing organ - anyone who has ever taken a breath has done so because of a placenta. Yet, there are some sad myths surrounding this amazing organ. Read about ways to honour it and

“Your flange should fit your nipple like a shoe” Let’s talk flange sizing – it is something that could make or break your expressing journey. Using the wrong size can cause pain, damage, and low output.

I'm sorry if you have been lead to believe that there is something wrong with you. The truth is milk does not just disappear in the evenings. Understanding our biology can help you understand what is going on

Disclaimer – I am talking about babies born with no ongoing medical issues that may affect their ability to feed or energy requirements.

“Bottle feeding is easier (uses less energy) than breastfeeding”

I have heard this from a few clients and colleagues recently so I tho...

Another popular Facebook post -

When this show first started airing in the UK I was working in London in as a NICU nurse. I loved watching it, I thought "great real life stories on babies being born" and it is what spurred my enthusiasm to become a midwife one day. Howe...

September 25, 2019

This was originallly a Facebook post and due to its popularity I've turned it into an article.  I've added in a couple of extra bits of information and updated it on the 1st May 2020....

During pregnancy prolactin (the hormone that helps make milk) is being produced. Ho...

September 17, 2019

Lactose equals milk sugar. Cow's milk protein is just that. They are 2 different substances. One naturally occurs in breastmilk and cannot be removed, the other can

September 1, 2019

I have had to add 4 more myths since reading an awful article on BabyGaga....I'm not going to link it, but suffice to say it is a load of mummy shaming rubbish (with a lot of half truths at best).  You can read the first 5 myths here.

1. Expressing can cause damage to y...

Please can we stop putting time limits on mothers and babies? When it comes to pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding our society is obsessed with time limits

Exclusive expressing can be a viable way to give baby breast milk where direct feeding is not possible, but there are some myths surrounding it that might not be true

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