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Breastfeeding Tips with Sienna Apparel

World Breastfeeding Week - the time to celebrate all your amazing achievements in the crazy world that is motherhood. Breastfeeding is such a personal and sensitive subject to many, but one which brings up a lot of emotions and rightly so - it is hard - especially when you are getting started! As part of our #MilkMonday series you will have seen we like to put the spotlight on Mama's who have shared their journeys, whether it's exclusively feeding, pumping, combination feeding or just bottle feeding. All have their own challenges, but ultimately the choice is YOURS because Mama knows best.  We had a chat recently with the lovely founder Lianne at Sienna Apparel, who is a has a daughter...

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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Charlie Moreton

Jason and I had gone through IVF to become pregnant and couldn’t believe our luck when we were told at the first scan- that not only were we pregnant - but expecting twins! Therefore, told it was a high-risk pregnancy, however my pregnancy was going well and my bump was growing day by day. I hadn’t yet reached the point in my pregnancy where I had funny cravings and I was still managing to fit in my clothes that had a bit more stretch. PREMATURE BABIES But at 25 weeks, on a weekend when my husband had a planned trip away my waters broke unexpectedly and I was rushed to hospital where I ended up having a C-section because of...

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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Josie Laxton

When I was pregnant, I did not know which way to turn. There is so much to think about & prepare for, that all I could focus on was getting through the birth. The subject of breast or bottle caused anxiety & ultimately led to me shutting all conversations down. At first it begins as one simple question, how are you going to feed your baby?

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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Abba

Since Isra was born petite, people around me questioned if she was getting enough milk. Every time Isra would cry, (as babies do) to communicate hunger/tiredness etc. people would gesture that she was hungry and not getting enough milk. I know that they’re coming from a good place, but a new mum doesn’t need any extra anxieties! Instead of receiving words of encouragement, I was getting the total opposite, it was like I was harming my baby by giving her breastmilk instead of formula. I’m grateful that I stuck to my instinct and was confident that breastfeeding my baby was the best option for her and us.

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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Anna

My son Otto, now two, was my first breastfeeding experience. He was a little dream to feed at first and latched perfectly on the first day.  He went on to feed brilliantly in the first few weeks, and I had enough of a supply to pump.  This is where it all went a bit wrong.

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