Karen & James, Lisburn

Karen & James, Lisburn

Breastfeeding has been one of my greatest achievements. For me, it didn’t come easy. I felt that the birth, an emergency C-section, set me off on the back foot mainly because of delayed skin to skin and the practical challenges faced post recovery, like not...
Niamh, Aoife & Leo, Belfast

Niamh, Aoife & Leo, Belfast

My breastfeeding journey began 3 years ago following the birth of my baby girl. Although it was always my intention to breastfeed I didn’t feel very well equipped when I started. I had a pretty traumatic birth, which started with 15 hours of labour and ended in...
Rachel, Oliver & Elijah, Bangor

Rachel, Oliver & Elijah, Bangor

Just because I breastfeed doesn’t mean it’s ok to forget me. Just because I breastfeed doesn’t mean I don’t want to join in. Just because I breastfeed doesn’t mean I have nothing to say. Just because I breastfeed doesn’t mean I am no longer me. Becoming a mother is...
Gemma & Jonah, Ballymena

Gemma & Jonah, Ballymena

During pregnancy I was really keen to have my delivery be as natural as possible and it was important to me from early on to “give breastfeeding a go”. When I discovered that a natural delivery wasn’t the best option for me because baby was breech, I was really...
Becoming Hannah’s Daddy

Becoming Hannah’s Daddy

I’ll start with a confession: this is the first PREMvember I’ve been aware of. My wife Jen gave birth to our daughter Hannah in February, just over three months prior to her due date in May. Jen had developed pre-eclampsia and the risk to both her and baby were...