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Our Birth Story – Reflecting back…

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting, Pregnancy

Rupert’s Birth Story   Part One – The Run Up… At just under 39 weeks pregnant, it was a cold and crisp Friday and I was setting my out of office email thinking I should begin to wind work down with just over a week pf pregnancy to go. I had a relaxing week or more planned of shopping, cinema …

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Reflux Diagnosis and Symptoms

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Parenting

The reflux journey is long and for some clients can be a really difficult and frustrating time. As parents we are given little knowledge of our baby’s digestive development and issues from the beginning and therefore trying to negotiate around the process of diagnosis and finding out what is causing babies reflux can be exhausting. Many babies will have some …

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Patiently Pumping – Our Pumping Journey!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

I was very keen on pumping alongside breastfeeding from the very word go as I wanted my husband to be involved with bedtimes, therefore pumping enough during the day time to give him a bottle in the evenings. When Rupert was born, I soon realised that pumping would be a much bigger part of my day for a long while …

Our Breastfeeding Journey

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

And so this is where it ends… I don’t think the end of a breastfeeding journey is ever easy for any mother. Whether it is at day five because your baby just wont latch, week 12 because you are not producing enough milk, or month 9 when you return to work. There is that very strong, natural sadness about coming …

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To Dreamfeed or not to Dreamfeed?

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Parenting

To “dreamfeed”- a word that is alien to most until they enter the world of parenting when it then becomes either a life saving sleep tip, or a matter of much confusion. The phrase dreamfeed means basically to pick up your baby from a sleep state, and to offer them a feed (be it breast of bottle) therefore tanking them …

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The Not So Perfect Napper and Reflux

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding

There I said it! My baby does not sleep perfectly! It’s probably one of the most frustrating things to admit when your sole job is getting babies to sleep well – but it is true. See the thing is, in my workshops and with private clients, I will always tell parents that you can always get a baby to sleep …

Newborns and Routines – the fact and the fiction!

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant, I was confident that I would aim to help my baby get into a routine as soon as I felt like it was the right time. If you have ever attended one of my Sleep Workshops, you will know that I always advise setting up a routine for baby as it helps promote better night time …

Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

A whole month has passed since our little man arrived, and it now feels like we are getting into our own rhythm, so time to sit and think about our journey from birth until now, with one of the biggest things of course being feeding! The big and sometimes controversial subject of how best to feed your baby is of …

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Creating a Good Milk Supply for your Newborn….

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding

In my role as a Parent and Baby Coach, I often work with Mum’s who are really struggling to get a grips with breastfeeding. In this blog I point out some of the common problems with milk supply and how to make sure that your baby gets a good start with breastfeeding…. Your baby is born with a need to …