The final week of the school holidays sees many parents frantically ticking off items on their checklists in preparation for the start of term. School uniform: check, school shoes: check, new stationary: check, up to date vaccinations: hmmm that’s a slightly trickier one to tick off the list.
A recent study carried out by NetMums established that over a third of babies still don’t sleep through the entire night by the time they are one-year-old. But 62% of parents admitted to having lied about how well their child sleeps under the pressure to appear like the perfect parents.
When I recently heard of a petition to ban the advertising of follow on milk and breast milk substitutes to babies over six months, I initially thought it was Lactivist gone mad and a step too far from the pro breastfeeders.
World Breastfeeding Awareness Week and the Olympics may seem a strange combination, ‘what do they have in common?’ I hear you ask? But interesting comparisons can be drawn…
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