Posts by Louise Broadbridge

Louise is a Registered Midwife, founder of Let's Talk Birth and Baby and the face behind Instagram's The Honest Midwife. Louise has worked in health settings for the past 30 years, the majority of which have been working in children and family settings. Trying for a baby, pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent are all amazing milestones in our lives and Louise feels privileged that her job is to make you feel as special, well informed and supported as possible. Let’s Talk Birth and Baby website -

Newborn routine

Mum checking on newborn in crib

Newborn | | Louise Broadbridge

Having a new baby is a major change to your everyday life and you may be wondering how quickly you can return to some sort of normal. Establishing a routine will help you and your little one to settle into your new lifestyle.

Breastfeeding positions

Mum breastfeeding baby in bed

Feeding | | Louise Broadbridge

Different positions can work well in different situations, so there’s no need to stick to one, although many mums will have a tried-and-tested favourite they use more than others. You can read more about breastfeeding positions in this article.

Combination feeding

Mum combination feeding baby

Feeding | | Louise Broadbridge

Combination feeding is the term given to using a mixture of bottles and breastfeeds to feed your baby. While exclusive breastfeeding is when a baby gets all their milk directly from the breast, combination feeding involves other methods like bottles or cups.

The power of skin-to-skin

baby holding parents fingers

Newborn | | Louise Broadbridge

Skin-to-skin contact has a whole host of benefits for a newborn baby. We Louise, @thehonestmidwife, to share the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with your little one and when you should introduce it.

Cluster feeding

Mum and baby in bed

Feeding | Newborn | | Louise Broadbridge

If your little one seems to have an insatiable appetite and the time between feeds is getting shorter and shorter, they are likely to be cluster feeding. But what is cluster feeding? And how can I identify it? Our resident midwife shares all in her latest article!

Postpartum bleeding

Woman holding stomach and period pads

Postpartum | Wellbeing | | Louise Broadbridge

Postpartum bleeding is nothing to worry about and is a natural part of your body healing and beginning to return to normal after pregnancy. Read our article for a midwife's advice on what to expect after giving birth.