Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up 

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up 

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up  Are you hydrated?  If not, have a glass of water. Have you eaten in the past three hours?  If not, get some food — something with protein, not just...Read More
What to do when your nursing journey stops and some tips on preserving the memories of the milky times you shared with your little one Tree of Opals blog Nikki Kamminga

When Your Nursing Journey Stops

It’s totally normal to be full of mixed emotions when your nursing journey stops. When you stop breastfeeding your little one it can be a bit of a roller coaster whether it was planned or not, and that’s understandable. I’ve...Read More
Why I Still Breastfeed My Three Year Old blog by Nikki Kamminga of Tree of Opals

Why I Still Breastfeed My Three Year Old

Today is Bastian's third birthday and I stopped to think why I still breastfeed my three year old. I never imagined I'd be nursing a three year old one day but looking at our journey it's understandable. NB this blog...Read More

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules If you think your milk supply might be low, the first step is to talk to someone trained in breastfeeding. You could get help from local peer supporter, a breastfeeding councillor who has had lots of...Read More

Antenatal Milk Expression

Antenatal Milk Expression Before your baby is born you might consider expressing milk antenatally. Before I begin this blog, please know that I'm not a trained breastfeeding supporter and as always my experience should never replace advice from an IBCLC...Read More
Breastfeeding after reduction story by Nic Kamminga at Tree of Opals part two, with a background to why I thought I wouldn't be able to breastfeed and hope

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story (Part 2)

Continued Breastfeeding After Reduction Story The first part of my breastfeeding after reduction story is here and you can read about my 34JJ to 34D breast reduction operation here. I'd had a rough time in hospital with the operation in...Read More
Breastfeeding after reduction story by Nic Kamminga at Tree of Opals

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story (Part 1)

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story "You won't be able to breastfeed" The midwife phrased it as a question: like she was wondering why I ever thought I could, but the midwife at my first ever antenatal appointment seemed to think she was helping...Read More