The Pureen Manual Breast Pump – Update

I take it back.  There is a serious flaw in the design of the Pureen Manual Breast Pump and I can’t figure out what it is.  Although I have managed to use the pump successfully (relatively successfully), I’ve still encountered problems with it that I cannot resolve.  Twice I’ve had a big letdown while expressingContinue reading “The Pureen Manual Breast Pump – Update”

Review: The Pureen Manual Breast Pump

After wrecking the seal of my brand new First Years breast pump and discovering that there was no way to repair it, I had to go out to get another one.  We went to two places and could not find the First Years breast pump in stock.  In the end, I bought the Pureen manualContinue reading “Review: The Pureen Manual Breast Pump”

Baby Rooms and Nursing on the Go

Now that I have another baby, I have been on the alert for more baby rooms again.  I’m glad to say that facilities have improved enormously since my days of nursing Gavin in shopping mall baby rooms… 1. BSC now has three nursing rooms Mothercare on level 2, east wing Level 3, west wing LevelContinue reading “Baby Rooms and Nursing on the Go”

Tandem Breastfeeding – the Practical Experience

There have been a lot of expressed concerns regarding the fact that I was still nursing Gavin since I got pregnant with Gareth.  There were a lot of doubts about whether it was possible to nurse two siblings at the same time.  Although I had been able to put many of the concerns regarding tandemContinue reading “Tandem Breastfeeding – the Practical Experience”

Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing Positions

Continuing on from my previous post on Tandem Nursing… Probably one of my biggest concerns about tandem nursing is positioning – especially in the early days when the newborn is still rather fragile.  Nursing both children one by one should be fairly straightforward, but what happens when they both want to nurse at the sameContinue reading “Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing Positions”

Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing in Theory

In a little over a week, I’ll be delivering Gareth.  Despite reading that some toddlers naturally self-wean during the pregnancy, it appears that Gavin is one of those toddlers who has chosen not to.  That means we’ll be tandem nursing after Gareth is born.  Up until now, I hadn’t really given it much thought, butContinue reading “Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing in Theory”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions

Back Pain It will be another week before I see the doctor again.  The back pain is worse and affects me every time I lie down.  I get both lumbar back pain and posterior pelvic pain which descends to my behind and back of my thighs. The back pain was somewhat alleviated by the PregalatesContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions”

Breastfeeding Benefits for Babies

Although I have written before about breastfeeding and it’s benefits to mother and baby, I realise that I never really took an in depth look at how it was beneficial.  After recently reviewing the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, I thought I really ought to follow up with an article on how breastfeeding benefits babies.Continue reading “Breastfeeding Benefits for Babies”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 18

Okay, nothing new here for me except some rather interesting developments from Gavin’s point of view… As I mentioned earlier, I was going to continue nursing Gavin through the pregnancy unless he decided weaned himself and I have been.  Well, I have continued nursing him and Gavin hasn’t shown any indication of wanting to wean. Continue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 18”

16 Tips for First Time Breastfeeding Mothers

After my previous articles on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother, baby, and bonding, I thought I ought to follow up with some tips for mothers who have never breastfed a baby before on how to get off to a good start. Despite all my research and reading about breastfeeding and knowing how beneficial itContinue reading “16 Tips for First Time Breastfeeding Mothers”