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
keepsake competition breastmilk ring Tree of Opals header image styled photography

5000 Followers Keepsake Competition

As a thank you to you all as we approach 5000 followers on Facebook we're doing a Memorial and Keepsake Competition. You can win any item of silver jewellery including keepsakes and memorial jewellery. Rules for entry are simple, you...Read More

Wave of Light

Wave of Light: Baby Loss Awareness 2017 [caption id="attachment_15836" align="aligncenter" width="400"] wave of light graphic free download[/caption] The Wave of Light #waveoflight is a show of love and hope across the world as those affected by baby loss show candles...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

Maintaining Supply in Tanzania

I can picture myself now: sitting cross legged on my bed, small bunch of bananas in front of me and a sugary tangawezy drink beading with condensation sitting within arms reach and the heavy scent of incense inside the mosquito net....Read More

Travelling With Milk For Your Baby

My Experiences August 2013 was the first time we flew with five month old Ayla and we took as much donor milk as we could carry in our hand luggage. Going through customs was a breeze. Nobody batted an eyelid...Read More