What happens when you stop breastfeeding?

Just over a week ago I stopped breastfeeding Little Man after over a year of breastfeeding. I, naively, thought that my body would automatically realise I had stopped breastfeeding and just… Go back to normal. I was wrong. I kept producing milk and it felt like the first days of breastfeeding again – Engorged breasts that looked like Dolly Parton and felt like they would explode. I hand expressed to…

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Breastfeeding {The Ordinary Moments}

I have been breastfeeding for over two and a half years aside from a few months gap in between weaning LP and Little Man coming in to the world. Breastfeeding for me didn’t come as naturally as I thought it would and I spent nearly three weeks persevering through cracked nipples, blisters and unbelievable soreness to get feeding with LP established. Once we got to that point we enjoyed 13 months…

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Breastfeeding, The Final Months

I’ve been breastfeeding Little Man now for over 9 months and before that I breastfed LP for 13 months, having a 6 month-ish gap in between. For me, a year has always seemed like the right time to stop breastfeeding and that is where we’re aiming for at the moment. Little Man has drastically cut his feeds down since he started weaning. For the last couple of months we’ve had…

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Little Man is 4 Weeks Old – Breastfeeding and an Update!

I thought I would try and put the last 4 weeks down in writing but now that I’ve come to try and articulate it, I realise how much of a blur the last month has been. This is a feeling I’m sure most parents of newborn babies can relate to – every day/night seems to run into the next, you don’t know if you did something yesterday or the day…

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The Path to a Decent Night’s Sleep!

Well, what better to blog about than a sleeping through baby? As you all know, LP has never been very good with long stretches of sleep, preferring to wake at best every 4 hours for food. 3 weeks ago though, that all changed. LP decided randomly one day that she would sleep through the night. When I say through, I mean through – 8pm to 9am! 13 hours! After that…

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Breastfeeding

After LP was born at home, midwives insisted on visiting daily to make sure everything was going ok. This began on the day she was born when a midwife came over at 3pm to complete LP’s newborn checks on her legs, heart, neck etc. The midwife asked whether I’d fed LP and I said I had, at about 10:30am. The midwife insisted on seeing me feed LP there and then,…

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