The Breastfeeding Chronicles – Bronze Boobs
It seems like only yesterday that T took his first latch in the hospital, and here I am; celebrating my bronze boobs. I couldn’t be prouder. The last 3 months have probably been the most challenging 3 months of my life, not to mention the most unattractive. Breastfeeding is hard. There’s no doubt about it.
You get it when you’re pregnant and I can almost guarantee you it won’t ever go away. Baby brain. For me, the most extreme case of it was when I was pregnant and I put the kettle in the fridge after making tea. More recently, I’ve walked half way to my mums to find
Sleep has been a big talking point in our house. Even before T arrived we were losing sleep. From the third trimester I was losing it thanks to just being pregnant and S was losing it because we had a beansprout on the way. So when T arrived we were both pretty tired, but things
As part of national breastfeeding week; a campaign dedicated to raising awareness, increasing acceptance, and promoting support, the lovely Vivienne from Another Bun invited me to join in on her #whyibreastfeed campaign as part of the week long campaign by UNICEF. Although I already actively write about my breastfeeding journey, I couldn’t not get involved.
Me and S have been just “us” for a long time. We’ve always had the freedom to accept invites to parties and stay out late. We wouldn’t have an issue going out for dinner or having a lay in at weekends. On top of this we were often able to be quite romantic and spontaneous.
Mastitis is where a build up of milk has occurred in your breast, often leaking into the breast tissue. Early stages of mastitis is not an infection, but your body reacts to it as if it is an infection. Later stages of mastitis can apparently turn into a real infection or worse, an abscess. Your