While the predominant 'S' word of the festive season may be the big man in the red suit, there's another 'S' word that crops up regularly; stress. Yes, the holidays are a time of celebration, merriment, family and food but sometimes it can be too much of a good thing, especially as a new parent, and even more so when you're breastfeeding.
Because, as you quickly find out, a LOT of people have an opinion on how to parent, and many aren't afraid to share their, ahem, wisdom with you. From telling you how you should be feeding your baby, to sleep and solids advice and general; 'Well that's not how I did it,' navigating these conversations can be exhausting.
Here are our best tips, from parents who have been there, for managing the most common conversations you might have to tackle during the festive fun as a new mama.