Hand Expressing – Why is it Useful?

Hand expressing human milk is a topic that comes up in sessions regularly. For any breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or expressing parent, it’s a really useful skill. It can help you to understand how your body works and can also make your feeding goals easier to manage. This article looks at some of the reasons to handContinue reading “Hand Expressing – Why is it Useful?”

Activities to Build a Relationship and Bond With Your Baby

In my experience over my years as a Breastfeeding Counsellor and supporting new parents, one question that has come up time and time again is whether it is important to share feeds with other people so that they can bond with their baby. I’m not always sure whether this comes from a place of anxietyContinue reading “Activities to Build a Relationship and Bond With Your Baby”

The Benefits of Singing to Your Baby Through Lockdown

We all know, and are told, that singing is good for our babies – even terrible singing! Most people I talk to don’t how it can help development, other than teaching language, so below are some wonderful facts about singing with your baby. While you are stuck in lockdown, it’s an ideal time to makeContinue reading “The Benefits of Singing to Your Baby Through Lockdown”

Autumn Activities With Your Baby

Autumn is my favourite time of year: The change in weather and the textures and colours of nature that reveal themselves are great when working with little ones. For those of you stuck for ideas, here’s just some of the things you can do with your baby during Autumn! Create sensory baskets using leaves, pinecones,Continue reading “Autumn Activities With Your Baby”

How to Beat the Winter Blues as a New Parent…

I don’t know about everyone else, but this year winter has felt REALLY LONG, and when you’re spending a lot of time taking care of a small human, things can feel particularly overwhelming. Especially as we’re not able to bask in the sunshine, and even things like laundry seem to take forever… After speaking toContinue reading “How to Beat the Winter Blues as a New Parent…”

Microplastics, bottle feeding and the environment.

I’ve been asked my view point about the following article posted in the Guardian, and I’ve decided to post these thoughts to a wider audience to open up discussions. “Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day, study finds” I think it’s pertinent to note that the article is not trying to add to theContinue reading “Microplastics, bottle feeding and the environment.”

Top tips to keep cool in the warmer weather

It’s getting hot again! I thought I’d spend a bit of time compiling some ideas to keep cool this summer – for you and for your little one! Water Play Water in the summer is a great way to keep cool and hydrated. For babies and grown ups alike, splashing feet in a washing upContinue reading “Top tips to keep cool in the warmer weather”

Positive Affirmations for New Parents

Parenting is HARD. And with the unpredictable weather, a combination of a heatwave and a storm, and continued uncertainty around the pandemic, I’ve added below 5 of my favourite mantras to get you through your day. Practicing positive affirmations might feel odd to begin with, but the reason behind doing so is that they canContinue reading “Positive Affirmations for New Parents”