In the past few days, there has been an Instagram post from an Australian reality star, detailing her downsides to breastfeeding. More information Here This post from her rings with the 'Happy mum - happy baby' mantra and whilst some women live and die by this, personally, it is not a phrase that sits well … Continue reading Downsides to Breastfeeding…??
So recently, there has been an article floating around about a lady who sadly lost her baby due to cardiac arrest, caused by dehydration. Whilst this story is tragic and I sent the lady and her family my sympathies. The language and the website this was published, Fed is Best Foundation; is very detrimental to … Continue reading Fed is best – infant dehydration
We've recently hit our "Golden boobies" also known as 1 year of breastfeeding. Our journey did not get off to the best start as many other women's doesn't. We used formula albeit reluctantly for two feeds due to baby being sleepy and not latching; also when our baby was ill recently, we had to resort … Continue reading Support
So you may have seen THIS video post on Minibe's Facebook page. These bottles have become a 'must have' in the breastfeeding community. Recommended by lots of mothers as the only bottle that their baby would take. Now I'm not denying the fact that these bottles are helpful for bottle refusing babies, especially when the mother is … Continue reading Minibe: promoting formula?
You may or may not have heard the term 'The 4th Trimester'. It wasn't something I had come across 7 years ago when having my first child and it wasn't something I had heard of until 2-3 months in post birth with my second. But it makes a lot of sense with regards to newborn … Continue reading The 4th Trimester
So you're pregnant. Maybe it's your first baby or 2nd, 3rd, 4th or more. You're thinking of how you're going to feed your little baby, you want the best for them like every other parent. It's drilled into us that "breast is best". So here are my 10 tips and myth busting post for successful … Continue reading 10 Breastfeeding myths – busted!
There are many myths and misconceptions regarding breastfeeding and things that can jeopardise your journey before it has even begun. Here are my tips for a good breastfeeding journey: Timing - do not time your baby's feeds unless advised to do so by a medical professional. A baby will feed for as long as they … Continue reading Tips for successful breastfeeding
You may be thinking what the heck is a 'Boobar'. Well, I'll have you know that it's a very cute, very weird nickname in our house for milk or boob as you will. Being a breastfeeding mother to a toddler, we have tried many different inconspicuous names; milk, bop, min, boof, mmmm and so on. … Continue reading The Boobar
So somewhere along the line, I've decided it would be a good idea to consider writing a blog. Maybe I can contribute to myth busting? Or make people laugh? Or provoke deep thought? In any case this is it! Here we are, at The Boobar. Enjoy!