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How to Cope when you have a Super Clingy Child

I’ve experienced both fierce independence and intense clinginess in my children; and, rather oddly,  in the same child. I recently wrote about how I’d felt completely defeated by my infant daughter being entirely uninterested in me, always choosing her daddy over mummy – despite the fact she’s breastfed: I was only good for milk, nothing more. It hurt like hell, although I felt silly for allowing it to upset me so much. And then one day everything changed. Literally overnight, my youngest, Elfin, became as high-needs as her big sister.... Read More

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5 Ways to Strengthen your Baby’s Bond with the Other Parent

It can be difficult and upsetting to come to terms with the fact that your baby is more content with one parent over the other. It’s a hard situation for both parents to be in, with lots of new mums and dads feeling like they are doing something wrong and that it is somehow their fault. It is not anybody’s fault and from my own personal experience, I know how low it can make you feel. From around 4 months of age, my baby started to become distressed and upset when... Read More

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Breastfeeding – Managing Expectations

Breastfeeding. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Or is that just what we are lead to believe as a first time mum? It can be really hard listening to conflicting advice from midwives, health visitors, and even friends and family. You hear stories from people you know who cried in agony attempting to breastfeed their little ones, while others tell you of their blissful breastfeeding journey. Midwives will tell you how important it is right after giving birth while health visitors will encourage you to breastfeed your baby... Read More