I totally missed Mother’s Day in the UK this year so I’ll be celebrating my mum in a couple of weeks when it’s Mother’s Day in Mauritius and France. In the run-up to this special day my emails and social media news feeds are filling up with gift suggestions and offers.… Read more
Around this time last year I was 7 months pregnant and was mulling over whether to bother doing an NCT refresher course or not. I had had L in France in 2006 with no NCT or any antenatal preparation at all really – not that it made much difference as I ended up with an induction and an epidural and she was born pretty quickly, so I wasn’t sure if there was any point in doing NCT with our second.… Read more
The lovely Bod for Tea recently alerted me to the fact that, starting today, it is World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2013). And it got me thinking about breastfeeding in France and the UK, and what it means for me, and what it means for others.
My mum was an NCT breastfeeding counsellor when I was a child, who breastfed all 4 of my siblings and me through the 1970s and early 80s.… Read more