Month: February 2016

Breastfeeding Ziggy: Mastitis is a Motherfucker.

There are few things lonelier than feeding at 2am, just you, your baby and a red, sore swollen boob that feels like someone’s sticking knives in it each time he latches on. The first time I got mastitis it came out of nowhere. I had no idea what it was. I had heard of mastitis, sure, that was something cows got,… Read more →

The Birth Story of Ziggy Jay.

Positive birth, skin to skin, delayed cord clamping,  powerful, euphoric.  These were not common terms I associated with giving birth. Epidural, hospital, pain, emergency caesarean, haemorrhage, these were the words I was familiar with.  So you can see why, when I found out I was pregnant, the thought of giving birth terrified me. As I mentioned in an earlier post, everything I had… Read more →