'Fed is best', 'Breast is best'. Go to any article or Facebook post concerning infant feeding and you'll more than likely see one of these two phrases, and no doubt a lot of arguments about it in the comment section. I hate them both. Neither is true, and neither is remotely helpful to a woman who is trying to decide how to feed her baby, so isn't it time we started moving away from such restrictive language?
‘he won’t let me put him down’ ‘she’s using me as a dummy’ ‘he wants to feed all the time’ ‘she will only sleep on my chest’ Why does my baby want to be constantly attached to me? Why is it called 'the fourth trimester'? And how can I cope?
A guide to expressing and storing breastmilk, feeding expressed milk to your baby, and what you can do with any left overs
The comments started when Noah was about 6 months old. He's now 2.5 years old and if I had £1 for everytime somebody (incorrectly) told me he is too old I would be a very rich lady! Quite frankly, I'm sick of hearing it. He's not too old. Here's why:
Formula milk companies exist to make profit–lots of it– and they often use misleading marketing techniques to make that profit at the expense of women and babies. Find out how formula companies are undermining informed choice here, as well as independent and evidence-based information on the different types of formula milks available.