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Breastfeeding or bottle feeding. To shame or not to shame?

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.

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Memoirs Of A Midwife

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.

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Top 10 tips for making the most of your time on the postnatal ward

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.

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baby with teething toy

Help with feeding a teething baby

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.

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The Life of a Label

There are of course many other specialist technicalities involved, however, I am not an expert and it was quite difficult to take it all in.

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