Category Archives: Feeding

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Is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Safe?

Recently, in the UK, a number of consumers have been asking is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep safe for making their baby’s formula. In December 2016, the popular BBC consumer affairs program Watchdog brought to light a number of cases of sick babies, whose parents had all been using the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. A mass panic seemed to unravel across Facebook and a number of parenting forums in March 2017 when images of mould growing in the water pipes...

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Best Baby Bottles for Breastfed Babies

My second little man is now nearly 3 months old, and as both of my boys have been breastfed, finding a bottle to use to feed them expressed milk led to me heavily researching the best baby bottles for breastfed babies. Luckily my little boys have both taken to the first bottles that I tried with them so I can’t say I’ve tried them all, but all of these bottles come with recommendations from breastfeeding friends.

Medela Calma

I have actually tried the Medela...

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Can You Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

Since having baby number two and making the decision to breastfeed again, I’ve also found myself wondering can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding without causing harm to your baby? I’m sure the same question races through most breastfeeding mums’ minds, so here’s my interpretation of what I’ve uncovered.

My “relationship” with alcohol

Prior to being pregnant with my first son, I would say I was a moderate social drinker of alcohol. My husband and I would...

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Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit

Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit – the One Size Fits All Steriliser!

Although my son was exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months, after I weaned him onto his prescription formula, we needed to upgrade our steriliser. Until then, we got by with using the two bottle travel steriliser which comes in the Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit, but moving up to feeding our son four bottles per day meant that we needed a bigger steriliser like the one in the Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit.

The Good:

  • 6 bottle capacity
  • Fits most brands of...
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Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit

Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit – Mum’s Night Off

When I was pregnant with my first son, I made the decision that I was going to try and breastfeed him. However, I also knew that I might need a break every now and then, and that expressing and offering a bottle would be the way I could ensure he was still exclusively breastfed. In my pre-birth purchases, I bought the inexpensive Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit so that I had something to hand in the house to start my expressing attempts, knowing that I could...

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Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine – is it Really Necessary?

Now here’s a product which receives rave reviews from customers and has won several mother and baby awards. The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine is the gadget that formula feeding parents covet the most, and if your budget allows for it, I would definitely recommend considering purchasing it if you are planning on formula feeding your baby. But I’m here to play devil’s advocate and to highlight both sides of the argument for and against the machine, so that...

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Baby eating puree

How to Puree Baby Food – Tools, Tips and Tricks

Unless you are a die-hard baby led weaning advocate, it is highly likely that you will feed your baby puree at some point of your weaning journey. You may be unsure on how to puree baby food though, wondering how to cook the food in the first place, and whether you need any special blending gadgets. I’ve gone ahead and outlined the basics of how to puree baby food, along with a few of my recommendations for weaning. All you will need to think about is what to...

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How to Freeze Breast Milk Safely

If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your baby, I have no doubt that there will come a time when you wish to express and store your milk for future use. In which case, you need to know how to freeze breast milk safely, to ensure that your baby does not catch an upset stomach, or worse, from badly stored milk.

Before freezing

  • Pump your milk into sterile containers and wash your hands prior to pumping.
  • Do not overfill your storage containers as the milk will expand...
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Best Double Electric Breast Pump

Most mothers that are planning to breastfeed will consider the use of a breast pump. Really, you should be the most interested in which is the best double electric breast pump, as I can tell you straight out that using a double electric breast pump will save you a lot of time and effort whilst you are expressing. Whether it be so that you can simply express enough milk to enjoy a much needed night off, or to allow the baby’s father some bonding time during a...

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