Stop asking that!

I was chatting to some friends the other day and we were talking about those words and phrases that people use so habitually they don’t even realise, but that can be really annoying. There is one question that gets asked so universally I think it’s asked...

Help! We broke the baby!

When I knocked on the door I could already hear a baby crying. Well, babies do cry occasionally so that wouldn’t necessarily be too telling but when a totally exhausted Dad answered the door I knew that this crying wasn’t a new thing. “I’m so...

Can I breastfeed if I’m ill?

Breastfeeding mums often ask me what will happen if they get ill, might breastmilk make the baby poorly? Would it be “good enough” if mum is run down? Would breastfeeding slow mum’s recovery? The short answer is that for the majority of people, it is...

Will formula help my baby sleep?

If you are the breastfeeding mum of a baby who wakes at night it won’t be long before someone suggests that switching to formula, or formula at bedtime, would help. Unfortunately many mums who enjoyed breastfeeding do stop in the hope of improved sleep, but...