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For those of you that don’t know me or haven’t read any of my previous breastfeeding blog or work, here is a slight introduction. My name is Olivia and I am the Founder of Lotus Maternity which in a nutshell aims to provide unique, UK made & premium nursing wear to help women breastfeed in public with confidence and complete discretion.
Some of the things that happen in this line of work can provoke an intense array of various emotions. Where I trained at Nottingham we were nicknamed ‘mad-wives’ as the general consensus was that you have to be a bit whacky to work in the profession!
I will be using pseudonyms throughout this account to maintain patient confidentiality.
After seeing a video on Mumsnet and experiencing a mix of emotions at the end, I had to start writing this blog immediately! Such feelings included anger, disappointment, sadness, guilt, frustration but overall a general remorse and empathy for the mothers and families who have had a negative experience as a result.
Feeding a baby is hard work.
What can make things more tricky is when little one starts teething which can cause a whole host of different problems- boob biting, breast / bottle feeding refusal, loss of appetite just to name a few.
It’s important to advice new parents that symptoms of teething will precede the first tooth, sometimes long before the tooth actually appears.
Teething generally starts around 9 months but some babies can show teething symptoms as early as 3 months and although very rare, some babies are actually born with teeth.
This blog will hopefully provide information on teething symptoms, treatments and how to handle feeding your baby during these troublesome times.