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#bottlefeedingstories with Mrs Mummy Harris

27th April 2017

This week on #bottlefeedingstories we have the fab Mrs Mummy Harris

Mrs Mummy Harris is a blog that I started when Ben was about four months old. I was in the throws of PostNatal Depression and needed an outlet and a way to see that my experiences were the same as others for reassurance. I highlight the highs and the lows, it is a warts and all account of my life as a parent, a wife and a working mum.

I started bottle feeding Ben at about three months old but started combination feeding at around two. I had initially planned to boob feed until I returned to work and then express for a while after, however with Ben starting life off in NICU, I feel that might have been the reason my plan didn’t pan out.

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#bottlefeedingstories with This Day I Love

20th April 2017

This week’s #bottlefeedingstories comes from Leyla at This Day I Love. She has a really confident story about bottle feeding her third child.

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My first 2 children were breastfed babies and my son was bottle fed from birth. I had planned on breastfeeding my eldest daughter and then made the decision to do so with her siblings to make sure I did the same for each child.

 

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Will I Ever Really Feel Like “A Mum”?

10th April 2017

I remember being younger and looking up at adults thinking, “Wow, it must be so cool to be a grown up, and to know how things work…”. And then I got to my 20s and looked up at the 30 somethings and thought, “I can’t wait until I’m grown up enough to have a decent grasp on life… I’ll have a career and a house and I’ll have life SORTED.”

Now I’m 30. 31 in June if I’m being honest. I still don’t have a clue. I don’t feel like a grown up. I still feel the same as I did when I was 17 – just 3 dress sizes larger with a better phone.

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#bottlefeedingstories with The Mighty Duxburys

30th March 2017

Welcome back to #bottlefeedingstories. This week we have the ever so lovely Amy from The Mighty Duxburys

I’m Amy. I blog over at The Mighty Duxburys and live in a little village with my husband Wes and my little one, Short Rib. Before he was born, the ideal scenario would be that he would be breastfed whilst I remained on maternity for eight weeks and after that, I’d express for when I was at work and then breastfeed at home for maybe another four or five months. In reality, I wound up combination feeding right from the off, because my boy was a “sleepy feeder” and wasn’t really interested in my boobs. He just wanted to nap. He continued to show complete apathy towards my chest, so I tried to express instead but after three or four excruciating weeks and very achy boobs, I packed it in and he’s been solely bottle fed ever since.

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Why I Use A Bullet Journal

28th March 2017

Why I Use A Bullet Journal

Why do you use a Bullet Journal, Bex? Well, for the past… oh million years?! I’ve been looking for my planner peace – that perfect journal that has everything I need to organise, or at least to pretend to organise, my entire life.

I’ve had Filofaxes. I’ve had expensive diaries. I’ve had cheap diaries. I thought I’d come close to my peace with the lovely Organised Mum Life Book Organiser, but that peace was not to last.

They’re never quite exactly what I need.

When I came across the Bullet Journal phenomena on Pinterest early last year I was HOOKED. They all looked so beautiful, and honestly, any excuse to buy stationery is fine by me.

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