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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and all my New Year’s Eve plans were scuppered. I spent most of the day in bed, and finally managed to crawl to the sofa late afternoon, knowing I’d have trouble sleeping that night if I slept any more. I flaked out about ten o’clock, and then got woken up at midnight by the fireworks outside our house. Oh well, I’ve never been one for New  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family

What I Learned From Being a Breastfeeding Failure

This time four years ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an antibiotic drip, knocking back morphine. I was there for four nights, because of an extremely bad case of mastitis, brought on by being a breastfeeding failure. If you don’t know what mastitis is, this NHS article explains it, although it downplays just how awful it can be. If you’re reading this to find out about breastfeeding, please don’t let it put you off, mastitis is normally easy to treat with  ...

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