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BLW – starting out and staying calm! Gagging and Choking

Carrots are pretty damn terrifying!

It’s totally normal to have worries over weaning your baby onto solid food – after all, for their entire lives so far, they have been dependent only on milk – a reliable food source, easy to swallow and digest. 

I think any parent’s worry with weaning is to do with choking. Before beginning BLW, I would really recommend taking a baby first aid course, to educate yourself on what to do in the event of your baby choking. Choking was a very real fear for me, and I felt better equipped to deal with choking incidents after we learnt how to manage it. 

That said, I think it’s important to state that there is a massive, massive difference between choking and gagging. Your baby is likely to gag. In the early days, Squid gagged A LOT. Sometimes, he gagged so much that he was sick. But this phase passed quickly. See this table: 

I think the little saying ‘loud and red, let them go ahead, silent and blue, they need help from you’ is a really helpful one – it reminds you that gagging is normal! Not only that, but gagging is actually an important phase with BLW – it is your baby’s way of understanding how far back in their mouths they can put food before their gag reflex is triggered – this encourages them to chew food too. As time goes on, the gag reflex moves further back in their mouths, and incidents of gagging are reduced. At 9 months, Squid rarely gags – only when he shoves too much food in at once! 

Choking is actually pretty rare with BLW, but again, a baby first aid course will help quell any fears of choking, as you will be equipped to deal with it if it ever happened. 

My top tips for dealing with gagging and choking are:

  • Stay calm. If your baby is gagging, give them time to work it out. If they see you panicking, they are more likely to start choking! (Obviously if they are choking (see table above) act immediately, do not wait). 
  • Don’t rush in to slap your baby on the back when they gag – again, it is best to let them work it out. Imagine if every time you took a bite of food and pushed it to the back of your mouth, someone slapped you on the back – you probably wouldn’t want to eat any more!
  • Cut your baby’s food into manageable pieces – ‘chip shaped’ works best. This means that there is a ‘handle’ for them to grip, and the food is not too wide that it might block their wind pipe. 
  • Don’t give foods like cherry tomatoes, grapes, cherries, blueberries etc whole – they are the perfect width to block your baby’s wind pipe. Instead, slice them into 4s – this size will also help your baby  to develop their pincer grip! 
  • Never leave your baby unattended whilst eating. If your baby did need help due to choking, you would need to be able to react quickly. 
  • Make sure your baby is sitting upright, not slouched. This means they need to be sitting either on your knee, or in a suitable highchair, (on the most upright setting if you have a fancy pants reclining one), NOT in a bouncy chair or reclined pram. If your baby is reclined, they are more likely to choke as the food gravitates to the back of their throat. 

So, where do you start? We started with a selection of foods: carrots, brocolli, banana, toast, sweet potato and cauliflower. Squid was pretty horrified by the experience and we got some seriously hilarious photos. The next day, he tucked into spag bol, a now a firm favourite!

From the get-go, we have offered Squid 3 meals a day, whenever he is awake and in a good mood. There is no rule which says to start with breakfast, and then gradually add more meals and foods in with BLW. Go at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Don’t feel guilty if you notice it’s 2pm and you’ve not offered your 7 month old lunch let alone breakfast! (This still happens sometimes at 9 months. Mum of the year right here.)

Remember – milk forms their main source of nutrition until they turn 1 year old, food is just complimentary to milk – milk offers all they really need. So as long as you are confusing to offer milk feeds on demand, don’t get hung up on how much food you are offering. Let me tell you, Squid did not get to be 29lb 3oz at 8 months old by eating (throwing) weetabix for breakfast everyday! Boob milk made him that big!

A 7 month old Squid enjoying spag bol!

So: take a baby first aid course, learn the differences between gagging and choking, have fun and RELAX. Your baby will pick up on your anxieties if you are on edge. Meal times should be enjoyable, so set a good example and sit around the table and all eat together. You don’t need to stare at your baby whilst they are eating, imagine how off-putting that would be! Just enjoy your own meal, talk about the food you’re eating, and at some point, your baby will begin to experiment by playing, feeling, smelling, throwing, licking, tasting, sucking, chewing and maybe even swallowing the food you offer! 

St John’s Ambulance have a great video on what to do in the event of your baby choking. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/nBsUyDiF_4U

Were you worried about gagging or choking before you started weaning your baby?

Tomorrow’s post will be about BLW ‘essentials’ – what you really need! 

Find me on Twitter and Instagram: @squidmamma for daily baby/life updates! 
Love,

Squidmamma x 

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Human Milk for Human Babies

In an ideal world, a mother will feed her baby without issue. However, The World Health Organisation states that if a mother’s own milk is not available then the next best thing is the milk from another woman. 

Within hospitals, there is often a milk donation/bank scheme, where mothers can donate expressed milk for sick babies in SCBU or the NICU, if their own mammas are unable to feed or express for them. I’m very lucky to know quite a few mummies who have been generous enough to donate excess milk this way, and what a beautiful gift! 

Mothers who donate milk in this way have to undergo thorough health checks, understandably, as the milk is being given to the most vulnerable of babies! 
However, there is also a more informal way of sharing and donating milk, through a site called ‘Human Milk For Human Babies’. Here, mammas can advertise spare milk, or ask for donations. Many thousands of women donate and receive milk through this site – how incredible! 

Milk sharing is very common in the breastfeeding community. It used to be very common practice for groups of lactating mothers to feed each other’s babies. This still happens across the globe, but can be somewhat taboo in the western world.

If a mother cannot feed her baby, even for a short period of time, it makes sense that someone else could… Right??!! After all, many of us drink cow’s milk without a second thought. This is called wet nursing – literally nursing another person’s baby. Many breastfed babies refuse to drink expressed milk (just like Squid!!!) and so wet nursing makes perfect sense. Plus it’s so much easier to feed ‘straight from the source’ than to express! 

Since having Squid, I have often thought about what would happen in the horrible event of my death (zombie apocalypse, eaten by an alligator etc) and myself and a very good friend have struck a deal that if anything were to happen to either one of us, we’d make sure each other’s baby received human milk: donated, expressed or wet nursed, until they turn at least 1 year old (when you CAN stop giving breast milk (or formula). This gives me immense peace of mind that Squid would still receive all the great benefits of human milk, even if I wasn’t around anymore. 

Sharing human milk is normal and natural. I know it might push some of you to the edges of your comfort zones, because of the way our society has been conditioned, but this is milk from our own species: it’s actually weirder to think about drinking another species’ milk isn’t it?! 

You can check out the HM4HB UK website at http://hm4hb.net/ and their Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/HM4HBUK/ to find out more. 

There are other milk sharing communities and more places to find out information. 

Check out 

http://www.eatsonfeets.org/

http://realbabymilk.org/local-support/uk-milk-banking/

Would you donate or receive human milk for your baby? Would you let your baby be wet nursed, or would you wet nurse another’s baby? Have you already given or received donor milk or had experiences of wet nursing? Let me know in the comments. 

Find me on Twitter and Instagram! @squidmamma for daily life/baby updates. 

Love, 

Squidmamma x

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Natural Term Weaning – how long should you breastfeed for?!


When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, and had 6 months as the goal in my mind. Then Squid arrived (eventually…….) and boobing was sodding horrible: painful, endless, awful. So I set myself smaller goals. The next feed. The next day. A week. A month. 3 months, 4… All the while learning more and more about breastfeeding, and the benefits of it. Knowledge is power, and this knowledge made me more determined to be successful. I quickly decided that our breastfeeding goal would be a year, as milk (breast or artificial), is nutritionally essential until a baby turns 12 months. If we reached a year, Squid would only ever have drank my milk. A year swiftly changed to my minimum goal to reach, and now Squid is 9 months old, a year is only 3 months away, and I know we will be boobing for a long time yet. 

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and then breastfeeding alongside solid food until a baby turns 2 years old, and longer if mutually agreeable between mother and baby. 2 years is our new minimum goal in line with the WHO recommendations. Beyond this is sometimes referred to as ‘extended breastfeeding’, but I don’t like that – it implies that it’s going on for longer than necessary. I prefer ‘natural term weaning’ or, better yet, just ‘breastfeeding’. 

“TWO YEARS?!” I hear you gasp. “A baby isn’t a baby when they’re TWO! They can ask for it then! They can walk! They have teeth! It’s just weird!”

Except… Squid has asked for breast milk for months now, he can sign ‘milk’ when he wants it, or he just launches himself at my chest. And he already has 6 teeth. Some babies are born with teeth. Should they not be breastfed? Two years old is still a baby, it’s still so little. 

And so is 3. And 4… They only grow older a day at a time. My mum still has a warm mug of milk before bed, and she’s 21+30! And anyway, drinking milk from our own species is surely more biologically normal than drinking milk from another species?! 

A child will usually ‘self wean’ from breastfeeding between 2 and 7 years of age, with the world average being 4.3 years old. If a baby stops breastfeeding before 2 years, it’s most likely to be a ‘nursing strike’ – where they literally refuse to feed for a few days, perhaps long. The key with a nursing strike is to keep offering – they will latch again eventually. Self-weaning is much more gradual, feeds will drop over weeks and months, and they may eventually go days between breastfeed a before stopping altogether. 

They won’t be doing it forever. It is not sexual. Women have breasts – do you know why? To feed children. Not primarily for sexual gratification (though breasts can be multi functional – and that’s okay!) Breastfeeding past infancy is not for a mother’s personal pleasure, (I am sure those breastfeeding toddlers can assure you that a foot up their nose, an elbow in their neck and a tractor down their bra whilst feeding is NOT their idea of a good time!) 

Natural term weaning will not ‘mess a child up’ – children do not have a clue that breasts are for anything other than milk – why would this be mentally detrimental to them? 

The health benefits of breastfeeding to both the mother and child do not decrease the longer you do it. Far from it. Breastfeeding through toddlerhood will mean that a child continues to receive antibodies, plus it can help strengthen their growing immune system, which isn’t fully established until around age 7! All this as well as helping to provide daily requirements of fat, protein, calories etc.
 
Does the idea of an older baby breastfeeding unsettle you? Ask yourself why. The Western world is so conditioned to see breasts as sexual, that after a ‘certain age’ breastfeeding is seen as wrong. I have had people ask me every single week since Squid turned SIX MONTHS when we intend to stop feeding. A relative asks, every time we see them, if Squid is still ‘on the tit’. (Don’t even get me started…) I have challenged so many of my own preconceptions since feeding Squid – I challenge YOU to do the same. 
So… How long ‘should’ you breastfeed for? Well, that’s different for every mother and baby. And it is NOT for you to decide or comment on. If someone is ‘still’ breast feeding, it is ‘still’ none of your business. Don’t like it, don’t look. 

And however long you choose to breastfeed for, whether a week, a month, a year or 5 years, just remember that every drop counts. 

How long have you been breastfeeding for? Have your breastfeeding goals changed since feeding your baby? I’d love to know! Let me know in the comments.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram! @squidmamma for daily life/baby updates. 

 
Love, 

Squidmamma x

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Support with breastfeeding


Did you know that statistically, only 2% of women physically cannot breastfeed? 
Now, whilst this might be statistically true, this is in fact a statistic which irks me slightly. 

Let’s have some more statistics. At birth, around 80% of mothers breastfeed their babies. At 6 weeks, 55% of babies are receiving SOME breast milk (24% exclusively), and at 6 months, this figure drops to 34% who receive SOME breast milk (yet only 1% are EXCLUSIVELY breastfed at 6 months). 

Why is this then? If only 2% of women fail to produce milk, why are national breastfeeding rates in the U.K. the worst in Europe? I think it boils down to two things: knowledge and support. Or lack there of. 

Let’s start with knowledge. When I was pregnant, Husband and I went to a breastfeeding workshop, run by the NHS. The lady showed us, a group of pregnant women and their partners, various feeding positions, explained how to latch a baby onto your breast and talked about nappy output in an exclusively breastfed baby. That was it. Husband and I came away thinking ‘okay – got it! Nose to nipple, and you’re hoping for a poo which looks like chicken korma, sorted!’ and I naively spent the remainder of my pregnancy thinking ‘I’ve gone to this workshop, everything will turn out in the wash’. The truth is, I still had no idea. I hadn’t really learnt anything. I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I didn’t know anything about breastfeeding. 

Knowledge is so crucial. I did not know that new born babies feed CONSTANTLY, that they cluster feed, and it feels like they’re not getting anything, that they will seem utterly insatiable, that they will pull on and off and hit you (to up your milk supply) and you will think ‘my boobs don’t work, they don’t make milk!’ Suddenly, I had this tiny (hahaha) baby in my arms and it was like wrestling a squid to try and get him to feed, and it was absolutely nothing like the lady at the breastfeeding workshop said it would be like. All Husband kept saying was ‘is he clamped on yet?’ And all I kept doing was crying. 

So if you don’t know what to expect, those initial days and weeks of breastfeeding are pretty shell shocking to say the very least. 

The second reason, in my opinion, for such low breastfeeding success rates is the more crucial reason. That is support, or lack of. In a culture where breastfeeding is no longer the norm, the lack of support and knowledge from healthcare ‘professionals’ is quite frankly shocking. 

If you don’t mind reading about my nipples, then I’ll tell you our battles to get to where we are today. Squid was born 9.9lb – a big boy. I was told that boys were lazy feeders, and to prepare to have a battle on my hands because he probably wouldn’t feed. He fed well in hospital and we luckily had no complications with the birth (unless you count several thousand stitches… Which they tend not to count apparently 😂), so we were let home the following day. Squid was sleepy – a lengthy induction followed by a super quick labour (1 hour 50 minutes!) meant that he was exhausted – and so was I. He would feed, and then sleep… For hours. The longest he went was 6 hours, and though we were grateful of the rest, we knew this wasn’t right. The midwife weighed Squid on day 5 of his life and he had lost 11% of his birth weight (up to 10% is okay, over that is a cause for concern). She put in place a feeding plan, for us to wake Squid every 2-3 hours, and feed him expressed milk from a little cup before latching him on to breastfeed. 

This worked, and by day 8, he was 2oz above his birth weight. 

Squid continued to gain weight beautifully, (…29lb 3oz at 8 months…) yet breastfeeding was becoming excruciatingly painful for me. My nipples were cracked and bleeding, every time I fed Squid I was crying in pain. It was a nightmare. I distinctly remember, around 4am one night, Husband saying ‘this is just ridiculous, breastfeeding!’ As I sobbed into our squishy baby Squid whilst he ferociously chewed my nipples off. He would feed every other hour, for a solid hour, every single day. By the time he was 6 weeks old, I had done enough research to know that although cluster feeding is normal, something was going on that needed investigating, so I went to a local ‘Milk!’ Drop in for some advice. I explained my pain, that he fed constantly, and all they told me was that my nipples were not the perfect match for Squid’s mouth. I was ready to give up. I couldn’t continue like that. 

The following day, I got Squid weighed, and I begged the health visitor to find the problem, to invent one if she had to, that would explain the agony I was experiencing. And she did. Squid opened his mouth, and straight away she spotted a tongue tie. We were referred to the tongue tie clinic, and a week later, (the longest week of my life – which is saying something considering Squid was 13 days late), his tongue tie (75%, posterior) was snipped. It then took a further 5 weeks, several more breastfeeding related issues and a whole lot of patience, until, when Squid was 12 weeks old, it finally stopped hurting. He had finally learnt how to latch properly, and he had gained control of his tongue. 

My nipples healed, Squid was feeding for less and less time (averaging – 30 minute feed every 2 hours) and was happy between feeds. And crucially, the saving grace to our breastfeeding relationship: I found a breastfeeding support group. I met other mums who understood. Breastfeeding can be so isolating, but these ladies ‘got it’. A wonderful lady, we will call her ‘C’, my ‘Boob Angel’, answered so many queries, taught me so much about breastfeeding and helped me to understand what was normal. 

Squid is now 9 months old, and we still go every single Monday to ‘Boob Group’ – this support has been a lifeline to us. 

So yes, there is not enough support out there, or rather, not enough awareness of support. The support group is at the top of my road and yet no one, not one of the health professionals we met, told us about it. If it was not for my lovely mum, who breastfed both my brother and I, I know I would not have continued in those early weeks. My mum kept me going, helping me understand what was normal. And believe me, when your mum has helped you to hand express, it really cements your relationship! 

Breastfeeding is, initially, and sometimes randomly along the way too, hard bloody work. We have battled tongue tie, cracked, bleeding nipples, an over supply, head turning preference, a hospital stay, vasospasm, thrush, milk blebs, mastitis (on Christmas Day!), blocked ducts, a nursing strike, nursing aversion, going back to work, teething, illness… And today, thanks purely to the endless support we have received, Squid and I have, as of 8.30pm on June 24th 2016, been boobing for 9 months. 

So today’s post is mainly about support, and where to find it. So many women, who wanted so badly to breastfeed, stop because they experience any number of breastfeeding issues, and bad advice tells them to stop feeding, rather than showing them where to seek support. 

Midwives, health visitors and doctors very rarely know very much about breastfeeding (my doctor asked what a tongue tie was, the health visitor told me to only feed for 10 minutes on each breast, the midwife kept telling me our latch ‘looked fine’ despite tears of agony rolling down my face). But other support is available, from people with specific breastfeeding training and knowledge. 

If you are struggling, I thoroughly recommend finding a local breastfeeding support group – the La Lecha League is a good place to start. Google them and your area and you should find something. 

There are also several breastfeeding support groups on Facebook – 

Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BFYummyMummy/

UK Breastfeeding and Parenting Support (UKBAPS): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukbaps/

Breastfeeding Younger Babies and Beyond: https://www.facebook.com/groups/270342406509325/

There, help is available 24/7, from mums and also trained breastfeeding peer supporters, breastfeeding counsellors and lactation consultants. 

So yes, only 2% of women physically do not make milk, but that does not mean that the other 98% of women find breastfeeding easy, which is why I don’t like that statistic. It’s easy to see why some people do not continue. Support is VITAL. If you know a breastfeeding mama who is struggling, rather than suggesting she give up, put her in contact with someone who can help. 

On June 24th, we claimed our ‘Silver Boobs with Golden Nipples’ 9 month breastfeeding award, and I dedicate this award to the Husband for always believing in my boobs, my mum, for telling me there was no other option, to C, for supporting me through every one of our boob related issues, and to my boobing friends, who just get it.

What problems, if any, have you encountered on your breastfeeding journey? How did you over come them? Who do you turn to for breastfeeding support? 

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram! @squidmamma for daily life/baby updates. 

Love,
Squidmamma x 

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Breastfeeding myths – busted! 

(D’ya see what I did with the title? Funny, aren’t I?!)

There are so, so many myths surrounding breastfeeding. Here are just a few…

1. You can’t drink alcohol and breastfeed. 

Umm… Yes you can. Recent studies prove that the amount of alcohol which passes through to your milk is the equivalent of a shot of vodka in a swimming pool – ie an untraceable amount. The rule of thumb is that so long as you can care for your baby, you are safe to feed them. Obviously, binge drinking isn’t advisable – but that wouldn’t be good if you WEREN’T breastfeeding! (Also: baby+hangover=my idea of hell.)(Do not bedshare if you have consumed alcohol). 

2. You have to watch what you eat and drink when you breastfeed. 

Wrong! Yes, some babies might react to certain things, for example dairy or caffeine, but that depends on the individual baby. Luckily, apart from Camembert, George has never reacted badly to anything I’ve consumed. I couldn’t survive the day without caffeine! 

3. Your diet affects the quality of your milk/milk supply. 

Nope. Women who live in poverty manage to breast feed. Breast milk is made from components in your bloodstream, not the contents of your stomach. But boobing does make you feel ravenous and parched – good excuse to eat all the food. A poor diet will have an affect on the mum, in terms of health and energy, but not on the baby. 

4. Breastfed babies need water. 

Absolutely not. Breast milk is over 80% water, and in hot weather, your body adapts your milk to become more thirst quenching. Before 6 months, a breast fed baby does not need water – in fact, giving water before 6m to a BF baby can be dangerous! (Water intoxication). After 6m, water can be offered with a meal, but not instead of breast milk. 

5. Breast milk loses its benefit after X amount of time. 

Nope. Breast milk changes in accordance with your baby’s needs and demands. When a baby is ill, or fighting an illness, (or indeed the mum is!) your milk will change composition to be more like colostrum (the first milk after birth, dense in antibodies) to help make them better (or protect baby from getting the illness altogether)! Did you know that breast milk can provide up to 43% of daily protein requirements for a child aged 12 months – 23 months?! 

6. Your milk runs out if baby feeds loads/if your baby is feeding loads, you have run out of milk. 

Nope. Breasts are rivers, not lakes; factories, not warehouses. They are never, ever empty, (though they may feel it) so long as you feed on demand. A baby will cluster feed, and be seemingly frustrated and ‘not getting enough’ when feeding when they want to stimulate milk supply and increase it, usually during a growth spurt. Milk supply naturally ‘dips’ in the evening, but this is when the milk becomes more dense, fattier, and contains lots of lovely sleep inducing hormones! You know that lovely ‘milk drunk’ baby look? That’s because breast milk contains sleepy magic!

7. Daddies miss out on bonding because they can’t feed their babies. 

I can categorically say this is not true. Apart from a few futile attempts at getting Squid to drink a bottle of expressed breast milk, (which Squid thought was, quite frankly, poison), Squid’s Daddy has never fed him. However, those two boys are as thick as thieves – Squid’s favourite word is ‘Dad-dad’, and he squeals with absolute delight when Daddy comes home from work. There are so many other ways Daddies can bond with their babies – take a bath together, read books, sing songs, go for a walk with baby in a sling. Bonding does not depend on whether Daddies can feed their babies or not. 

8. Breastfeeding makes your boobs sag. 

Not true. Pregnancy is the main culprit for saggy boobs! Pregnancy makes your whole body stretch, and sometimes X boobs just don’t recover. And genetics also play a part – if supple, elasticy, young, firm skin runs in the family, your breasts are less likely to sag! Breastfeeding has absolutely nothing to do with causing spaniel’s ears! 

What ridiculous things have you heard about breastfeeding? Leave me a comment below. 

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram: @squidmamma for more baby/life updates!

Love, Squidmamma x 

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Breastfeeding in public – your rights

            Feeding at Newcastle Airport! 
Did you know, the 2010 Equality Act states that in the UK and Wales you are legally allowed to breastfeed your child, no matter their age, WHEREVER you are legally allowed to be with your child? It is not appropriate, or indeed legal, to ask a breast feeding mother to move, or indeed cover up, if she is legally allowed to be where she is with her child. 

Being asked to breast feed in a bathroom is not appropriate either – would you eat your sandwich on the loo? A breast feeding mother should not feel the need to cover up for anyone else’s benefit except her own. 

When Squid was fresh out the womb, and I was an anxious new breastfeeder who was terrified someone might see… – MY NIPPLE!! – I used to use a breastfeeding cover – this ridiculous contraption that went round my neck and over the baby – but to be honest, I think it drew more attention to us! After feeding in front of the mirror at home and noticing how little skin you actually see once baby is latched, I gave up with the cover. Now, I either lift one layer of my clothing up, and pull the bottom one down (known as ‘one up, one down’ or OUOD in the boobing sphere!) or just flop a whole boob out!

Sometimes, I try and exercise a bit of modesty when I feed in public, by draping a muslin (or bib, or baby grow…!) over my shoulder and boob, but Squid has other ideas and likes to expose me to the world. I think he enjoys seeing ‘his’ boob whilst he feeds! I’m fine with that. The way I see it is that I’m feeding my baby and you don’t need to look.

Saying that, in the 9 months we have been breastfeeding, I have only ever had positive comments. And I have boobed absolutely everywhere! Restaurants, streets, cafes, shops, baby groups, park benches, on an aeroplane, on a boat – you name it, we’ve probably boobed there! If anyone even notices what I’m doing then I’ve only ever had smiles and ‘how lovely”s, which is wonderful. All in the name of normalising breastfeeding eh?!

Have you had any positive or negative experiences of feeding in public? I’d love to read about them in the comments! 

Find me on Twitter and Instagram for more baby/life updates: @squidmamma

Lotsa love,

Squidmamma

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Hello!

Hello and welcome! You have found your way to my very own corner of the Internet. I am a Mamma of a small person, aka Squid, aka boob-monster. He was born in September 2015 and is the love of my life.

I live on the South Coast of England with a husband, the baby and a cat. I work part time as a teacher but my main job is spending my days (and nights!) with the aforementioned small person, plus an awful lot of tidying up. All in all a happy life.
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Love,

Squidmamma x