Gill Rapley is a British health visitor, midwife and breastfeeding counsellor who developed the theory behind BLW while studying babies’ developmental readiness for solids as part of her master’s degree. By baby led weaning Rapley means that babies are usually able to feed themselves ordinary family food, with a few exceptions.
Gee, I never realised there were so many people out there ignorant of the concept ‘tandem breastfeeding’. I guess tandem breastfeeding has been such a common occurrence amongst the mothers I associate with that I had not realised what a little-known and poorly understood parenting choice it is amongst the general public. For those of you reading this who have not, yourselves, heard of tandem breastfeeding before, it is where a mother continues to breastfeed her toddler whilst breastfeeding her newborn.
While it is ideal that a mother breast feeds her own baby for as long as possible, there are instances where an alternative source of human breast milk is required and this need can be met by a Donor Human Milk Bank. New Zealand continues to lag behind contemporary countries with a lack of active milk banks.
By Sarah Newman By creating your own natural dyes, for colouring food, play dough, temporary tattoos and lots of other craft activities, you choose what is present in your food and so your body. You also have the creative pleasure…
Birth is supposed to be all about joy – is there anything more joyful than a newborn baby? The combination of birth and death is heart-breaking, there is little or no joy and the innocence that we have as parents is gone.
Continued lactation for a mother who has lost a baby to stillbirth or early infant death may not be the right choice for everyone. Certainly there are circumstances where the mother is just trying to cope with what has happened and would not be able to pump and donate her breastmilk. However, it should be presented as an option for any woman who is going to go home with empty arms, a broken heart, and full breasts. Human milk is a precious commodity that brings health and life to so many babies and can only be made after our bodies have gone through the rigors of pregnancy and labor.
…being profoundly intimate during sex is one of the pinnacles of personal development, and a stunning step for our species… In terms of sex at profound intensity or emotional depth, most of us are virgins.
Turning sex into a clinical, unspontaneous act whilst trying to get pregnant with a daughter has led to a sexless marriage. Whose fault is it anyway?
When trying to get pregnant with a daughter puts so much strain on the marriage that sex disappears completely, the only thing for it is to hit the books in search of some answers.