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New mum Ashley James said she'd never get her own parenting podcast... Yet here we are! Each week she'll be chatting to celebrity friends, experts and listeners to learn more about the secret world of parenting.
We're all in this together, so why not join the club? …but remember, Mum's The Word!

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Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James Create

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 199 Ratings

New mum Ashley James said she'd never get her own parenting podcast... Yet here we are! Each week she'll be chatting to celebrity friends, experts and listeners to learn more about the secret world of parenting.
We're all in this together, so why not join the club? …but remember, Mum's The Word!

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    Ali Bastian

    Ali Bastian

    This week Ashley sits down with the amazing Ali Bastian to have an honest chat on weaning, dealing with meltdowns and when is the right time to leave your child?


    If you have a question for Ashley to answer, send it to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com


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    • 53 min
    Connie Simmonds

    Connie Simmonds

    Struggling to sleep as a new mum? Has your little one begun teething yet? The amazing Connie Simmonds joins Ashley to discuss how important sleep is for you and your baby, what works best for Connie and her little one and some brilliant tips to keep your baby as pain free as possible when teething. These methods might not work for all and its important for each mum to find out what works best for them.


    If you have a question you want Ashley to answer, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com


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    Susie Amy

    Susie Amy

    Actress and mother to Noa and Rosie, Susie Amy joins Ashley this week to talk all about their birth experiences, how they found pregnancy, and some of the products that worked best for them.


    If you have a question you want us to answer, contact, askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com.


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    Roxie Nafousi

    Roxie Nafousi

    Welcome to Mums the Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James. Our first guest is the wonderful Roxie Nafousi, who opens up about her journey as a first time mum from finding out she was pregnant, her experience of pregnancy and why she chooses not to breastfeed. We also hear more from Ashley about her own story and how she has found the new world of motherhood.


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    Mum's the Word - Coming Soon!

    Mum's the Word - Coming Soon!

    Coming soon – the brand new parenting podcast with Ashley James! Hit the follow button wherever you see this podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.
     
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

Esme & The Boy ,

Breastfeeding

Hooray Ashlee I’ve really enjoyed listening to the podcasts so thank you for taking the time to put these together!!

A note for your last one with Ali…. My little boy is just about to turn one and we ended up fully weaning by 10.5 months - this was just the time I felt ready to do so (I also felt I was occasionally having feelings associated with D-MER, for which I had no idea existed until my other half looked into why I was feeling the way I was). Anyway I digress… I had already started some keeping in touch days with work and had been expressing (with Elvie - literally the best breast pump ever) at home and work so that my son ‘The boy’ could have my milk all day every day even when I was out. I had arranged for an amazing friend to come in and look after him on her days off and we just went for it - the expressed milk I had frozen would come out of the freezer into the fridge the night before work ready for the following day (I’d always try and roughly calculate everything he needed), my friend would then warm as necessary, or even serve cold if it was a hot day in any bottle I had (usually ones that had been bought for me as gifts when he was born) and we basically gave him no choice. He would always have my breast before bed and at night though. For night feeds one night at 11months I just went cold turkey….. started offering water. He literally never slept through the night, and because of a gentle sleep routine (bath, massage, story/song, milk) he has recently gone three weeks with uninterrupted sleep.

I did however get to a point where my milk was starting to reduce and I got my first period since prior to being pregnant, so I assume my hormones were changing. This is when I decided I wanted to swap to formula - please understand that this for me was not a light decision - I battled with myself about this not being best for the boy - but I had had an amazing conversation (well multiple actually) with a lady from The Breastfeeding Network, who I happened to meet in IKEA in between lockdowns last year before the boy was born through a friend. She encouraged me to do what I felt was right me for and my family. She had explained that I had already given him the most amazing start by breastfeeding for as long as I had…

I could literally go on and on, but I guess what I am trying to say is - do what you feel is right but don’t be scared to take that leap back into the world that validates you as you again. Being a mum is truly the most amazing job and breastfeeding for me was that one connection I will always hold so closely to my heart as it was a connection unlike anything else. However, I have found out that they will survive without us, and what’s more coming home to them after being at work, be it a night shift or day shift and seeing that face and holding them is also one of the most amazing feelings. I imagine as they grow these feelings will carry on intensifying and waning with each part of the journey, but that is what it is, a journey.

Anyhow, I hope this helps a little… apologies for rambling. I wholeheartedly recommend The Breastfeeding Network- they are incredible with what they do and are trained to UNICEF and WHO standards, so they know their S**t, and like us have been through it - I believe a prerequisite for the job is to be a mum.

KateNicolson ,

Seriously loving this

I feel like the discussions are so relatable, and I just chuckled and sighed along with both women! Highly recommend.

SandraPMVP ,

Thank you- great discussion

Makes you feel we’re not alone! That we’re all on the same boat, it’s hard!

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