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Author Archives: Anna West
About Anna WestI’m Anna and I’ve been working as a Public Health Nurse on the Early Years Health Team since 2005. I love working with families and have a passion for everything parenting related. My focus is on breastfeeding support, promotion and protection. I am the Public Health Nurse Liaison to the Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative and am the Baby-Friendly Coordinator for the Health Department. I also have a lot of personal parenting experience as I have four young children who keep me very busy! I live in Halton and think it’s a wonderful place to raise children, though I’m originally from New Zealand.
What is attachment parenting anyway? According to what you may have read in the media recently, it’s about extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-wearing. However, that is not what attachment is really all about. It’s not about the way you feed … Continue reading →
My first baby cried… a lot. As a new mother, I wondered if this was normal. I asked my mother, midwife, friends and the Public Health Nurse and they all reassured me it was. My daughter cried many times during … Continue reading →