Prev post1 of 3Next Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that most commonly affects women who are breastfeeding. It often occurs within the first three months after delivery, but can happen any time during the breastfeeding period. Generally, lactation mastitis affects only one breast, not both. It results from a blocked milk duct,
12-23 month olds do not yet have a full, balanced family diet - let alone enjoy eating it! Breastfeeding helps to bridge the gap of nutrition and protect against deficiencies, until they are able to eat such meals. The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding be part of a toddler's diet up to two years of age, longer if you wish. In many cultures its normal to feed from 2-4 years.
A friend lent me a book on breastfeeding in the first few weeks after Theo was born. The introduction described how blissful and restful this beautiful experience was. I wanted to hunt that author down. What the heck was she talking about?! And a lot of the “breastfeeding expert” websites said similar things. Whereas the...Continue Reading »