Things I Wish I’d Known About Breastfeeding by Christie Haskell

Things I Wish I’d Known About Breastfeeding is an article on the Stir posted by Christie Haskell on July 15, 2011. This is an excerpt from it…… “I think there are a lot of things that if I’d known before going into it the first time, I could have saved myself a world of […]

Emma’s breastfeeding story: don’t hesitate to ask for advice

When we asked mums to email us their breastfeeding stories, we received a short email from Emma. Her baby was only a few days old and was experiencing some breastfeeding difficulties. This is what she said: “My son was born on a Tuesday morning. Soon after, maybe an hour or so, a nurse helped me breastfeed […]

Emina’s breastfeeding story: how lack of breastfeeding support affects babies


I was really looking forward to breastfeeding my first daughter through all my pregnancy, and was preparing for it from the beginning. At the birth of my baby girl I was overwhelmed with a feeling I just can’t find the words for. It was love at first sight. She was very aware of […]

Claire’s breastfeeding story: overcoming problems


I would like to share my story in the hope it gives anyone who is struggling with breastfeeding encouragement to keep going.

When I had my first daughter breastfeeding seemed to come easily while I stayed in hospital for the first few days after her birth. Once I got home, however, and my […]

Chery’s breastfeeding story: watch the baby not the scales

This is the first of a series of personal breastfeeding stories. To celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness week each day there will be a new breastfeeding story on the Natural Nursery Blog and if you feel like a breastfeeding related treat you can pop over to the Natural Nursery Shop and buy a beautiful Bravado Bra […]

Breastmilk and Growth Spurts

One of the most common worries for a breastfeeding mum is her milk supply. Here are some reassuring words and helpful tips to help you carry on breastfeeding through a growth spurt.

First of all – DON’T PANIC! One of the things that can slow down milk is stress, so try to relax as […]