April 22, 2014

I breastfeed

I babywear

I respond to my baby’s cry immediately.

I let him sleep on me.

Don’t ask me if I’m “doing” attachment parenting. My choices as a Mother are not a fashion or lifestyle statement, they are purely instinctive. I don’t need a label or a set of rules to bring up my child.

April 22, 2014

So now I have to see a nutritionist. Fanfuckingtastic.

April 22, 2014
My peer supporter training pack. 
first step to becoming a BF counsellor!


 loved the workshop this morning, and I am excited to do the homework and read up for next week. :) :)

My peer supporter training pack.
first step to becoming a BF counsellor!


loved the workshop this morning, and I am excited to do the homework and read up for next week. :) :)

April 22, 2014
"

If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that prevented and treated disease and cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market.

The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically.

Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence, yet they form the half of the world’s people who are the least wealthy and least powerful.

"

— Gabrielle Palmer “The politics of breastfeeding”

April 22, 2014
"

You’re going to be sad.
You’re going to want to scream and punch things.
Do it.
Let out every ounce of anger you have.
Sit on the floor and cry until you feel numb.
Listen to songs that make your heart sink to your feet.
Write angry letters to all the people who have broken you, left you, ignored you or hurt you.
Throw your hairbrush at the wall.
Do it twelve times.
Do it until you feel like you can breathe again.

You’re going to be sad.
You’re going to want to hurt yourself.
Don’t you dare do it.
Sit on the floor and watch cartoons like you did when you were little.
Listen to songs that make you want to dance around your bedroom in your underwear at 3 A.M.
Make paper airplanes out of those angry letters and watch them soar into the fireplace.
Brush all the knots out of your hair and say “I am worth it” into the mirror.
Say it twelve times.
Say it until you feel like you can breathe again.

You’re going to be sad.
You’re going to get through it.

"

— (via moments-passing-by)

(Source: pessimistiic, via intersected)

April 22, 2014

so i just learnt that a low calorie diet doesnt lead to a decline in milk supply. Severe restriction would be an issue, but according to the course I’m doing, it would have to be to the point of malnourishment.

I wish I could unread that…

April 22, 2014
DON’T LIE TO ME OMG I WAS AT HOME AND YOU NEVER EVEN KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.

DON’T LIE TO ME OMG I WAS AT HOME AND YOU NEVER EVEN KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.

April 22, 2014

So I can now sing “hush little baby” while typing text posts.

yup.

If I had a penny for every rendition over the last 6 months…

Also it is so going to be one of “those” nights, and I am TIRED OMG ALFIE.

April 21, 2014

Ooh tomorrow I’m starting my breastfeeding peer supporter training!

*excited face*

April 21, 2014
Anon!

I’m sorry, my phone didn’t post my full reply? -.-

I said: You did the right thin walking away, it shows self respect which is very important.

Its normal to mourn the end of a relationship, even if it wasn’t a happy one. Eventually you will start to feel better and when you are ready, the right person will come along. X

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hey bella, i've just broke up with my boyfriend because he was absolutely horrible to me and i couldn't take being in a relationship with him anymore; it was constant torture. but now i feel awful because i keep remembering the good memories we had together. any advice? :( :(

I’m sorry you were in a negative relationship.

April 20, 2014

Today wasn’t all bad.

Don’t reblog

April 20, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hi there, I was wondering if you could help, I'm doing a project on eating disorders, recovery, and media and was wondering if I could promote it on here, the url I'm using for the project is 'recoverystories' and it explains more of what my project is (I can't explain it using the amount of characters allowed in an ask box). Thanks!

See if you can help, lovely followers! :)

April 20, 2014

WHY IS THIS DAY NOT OVER YET?

April 20, 2014

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE THAT I AM CHOOSING TO ONLY ALLOW ALFIE TO TASTE STEAMED VEG OR FRESH FRUIT UNTIL HE IS 6 MONTHS OLD?!
I have based my decision on current WHO guidelines, not just randomly made it up. He can NOT have yoghurt. He can NOT have rusks. He can NOT have juice (and he won’t for a long time.) he can NOT have potatoes. HE CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT HAVE CHOCOLATE OR CREAM AND IT IS NOT FUNNY TO OFFER IT TO HIM. Of course he “wants” it, he puts literally everything in his mouth, you wouldnt show him alcohol and say “oh let him have some, he really wants it.” when he grabs for it so don’t wave fucking chocolate in his face. I don’t care if I was weaned by 6 months, it is no longer the 80s, things have changed. Just RESPECT MY PARENTING CHOICES THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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