We recently took Freddie on his first UK holiday and I have to admit to feeling quite apprehensive about what it would be like to go away with a baby for the first time. I had built it up in my head as potentially being really stressful but actually I couldn’t have been more wrong! We had the loveliest time and I felt it might be helpful to share some advice/tips to help your trip away run smoothly. Especially if you’re heading off on your first family holiday soon and are a bit of a worrier like me. This applies mainly to holidays or trips that don’t involve flying- we are yet to tackle an overseas trip. Maybe next year!  View Full Post

Now that Freddie is six months old I’m beginning to try to schedule in some time for myself. Being a mum is a demanding job anyway but being your baby’s sole food source is perhaps even more so. One of the big advantages to formula feeding is that other people can help out with feeding baby and it’s an advantage that I’ve often envied.

During the early breastfeeding days when my supply was all over the place I expressed fairly frequently and built up quite the freezer stash. Once my supply had settled there wasn’t an immediate need to express anymore and as Freddie was (and is still…) a frequent feeder/grazer I didn’t have the time to build my freezer stash back up.

It came as a bit of a shock a week or so ago, when I dug out my pump in preparation to express for an upcoming hair appointment and barely got any milk at all! Remembering this excellent advice from KellyMom I didn’t panic about my supply, knowing that my baby was much more effective at extracting milk than a pump ever could. But still, it didn’t seem right that I could barely pump half an ounce. View Full Post