What is ‘normal’ breastfeeding anyway?

What is normal breastfeeding anyway? | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

One of my favourite things to write about is breastfeeding – mostly because it’s one of my favourite things to do, and also because I think we need to be writing and talking about it more to make it just an everyday part of life. I mean, it is just an everyday part of my life, but I still get quite […]

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Why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler

Why I'm still breastfeeding my toddler | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

I’ve had a few people ask me lately when I’m going to stop breastfeeding the Stuntman. He’s 20 months old now, apparently “too old for breastfeeding”, according to some. When people ask me why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler, my first instinct is to tell them to mind their own effing business. My second instinct is to smile sweetly and […]

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How to go dairy free while breastfeeding

How to go dairy free while breastfeeding | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

When the Stuntman was born it didn’t take me long to realise that something wasn’t quite right with him. He was feeding every 1.5 hours around the clock, projectile vomiting after almost every feed, and screaming in pain a lot of the time. He slept fitfully and couldn’t seem to settle into a deep relaxed sleep. His nappy situation was […]

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The Curse of the Upper Lip Tie

The Curse of the Upper Lip Tip | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

While I’d heard of Tongue Ties before, I’d never heard of an Upper Lip Tie until it turned our lives upside down after the arrival of my second child. L-Plate Mum When Little Miss was born 3 years ago, she refused to take my breast for the first 24 hours, and I had to feed her my colostrum through a […]

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