Christina sent in this wonderful picture from the Frieze Art Fair who asked if they could use Lactivist to find breastfeeding mums for a photoshoot.
Christina did an amazing job setting up the facebook group to co-ordinate people and said
“As I originally heard about this photoshoot via lactivist.net I wondered whether you might be interested in posting the finished product. This is the published shot by DIS magazine for the Frieze Art Fair London 2012. We were very pleased with the end result, how tastefully it was done and how well it promotes breastfeeding ”
Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group successfully took part in the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2012, on Saturday 29th September, to help join in a global event to raise public awareness of the need for proper information and support for breastfeeding families and to normalise breastfeeding in society.
The challenge originated in the Canadian province of British Columbia back in 2001 when 856 babies and their mothers sat down to nurse simultaneously at 11.00am at 26 different sites. The Challenge has since grown to become an annual global event.
Despite the fact that Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, this year Irish mothers and babies took part in the Irish leg of the Challenge in eight venues nationwide, which saw nearly 500 children breastfeeding simultaneously.
Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group hosted the only Northern Irish Challenge event in Dobbin Street Community Centre, Armagh where 16 mums and 16 babies successfully all latched on at 11.00am. The Armagh event managed to beat numbers in 3 other Irish venues, which isn’t bad for their first time taking part.
Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a great success. The group meets every Wednesday at 11.30am in Dobbin Street Community Centre, Armagh. New mums and mums-to-be are always welcome.
For further information please contact Anna McCann on 075 48114087.
The Breastfeeding Festival 2012
Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August 2012
in Ulverston, Cumbria, UK
The third annual breastfeeding festival gets underway this weekend. With a packed week of free events lined up, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The whole festival is aimed at promoting and celebrating breastfeeding and is open to everyone to come along.
This year, after listening to feedback from our visitors, we have more going on over the weekend. We have demonstrations, films and talks all day on the Saturday running alongside the Fair which is in the main hall of the Coronation Hall in Ulverston. There are over 19 stalls for you to come and look at including milk banking, hypnobirthing, baby clothes, cloth nappies, crafts and much more.
Sunday is another exciting day with a talk & a film and our singing event Pulsing Stars! Come along and sing a beautiful song about breastfeeding with live musical accompaniment (words on our website if you fancy a practice before hand).
Monday to Friday, events are held at the newly revamped Coach House at Ford Park in Ulverston. There are two events each day, a morning and an afternoon session with a break for lunch.
We have talks, workshops and film showings, some from renowned specialists in their area via Skype and some in person.
We really have made every effort to provide something for everyone at this years’ festival and, as always, all our events are free to attend.
For more details or to download a copy of the festival leaflet, go to www.thebreastfeedingfestival.org.uk or you can find us on Facebook.
The Breastfeeding Festival
We are a new voluntary, community enterprise looking to set up support for new and existing parents in the Tameside area, particularly offering doula services to pregnant mums. This would complement existing services run by the NHS, Home Start and the children’s centres to give a comprehensive support service to Tameside families.
We are hosting an event during World Breastfeeding Week,2nd August, to launch our organisation and raise awareness of the services we are looking to provide. This is to be a parenting fair with stalls and information for parents and soon to be parents. The style of the day will be that of an exhibition, with free gifts for the first 30 families through the door and free entry for all. The aim is to increase awareness of the services available to support parents in Tameside to enable partnership working with the various organisations and agencies in the area.
Rosie Jennings and Nikki Spiers
M’aidez Mama-Support in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
Annmarie Thomas, PIPSW Breastfeeding Peer Supporter said
‘ PIPSW have worked so hard this year to expand the support network that we offer to new breastfeeding families in our community. We created an information table at Neath Port Talbot birth centre to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Week and to provide information to women and their families using the ante natal clinics.
The table was covered all week by breastfeeding peer supporters that volunteer for Parents in Partnership and we thoroughly enjoyed engaging with so many expectant mums. We are looking forward to seeing them after they’ve had their babies and supporting them further.’
PIPSW Breastfeeding Peer Supporters Jane Anthony and Annmarie Thomas at the information table, Neath Port Talbot Hospital.
‘I would like to thanks Parents in Partnership, and all their mothers that gave up their time voluntarily to promote breastfeeding within the maternity clinic within Neath Port Talbot Hospital in support of breastfeeding awareness week.’
Carol Jones, Infant feeding coordinator for the ABMU
‘My son was born at 30 weeks after an emergency Caesarean section. I had always planned to breastfeed after feeding my first son for a year. I was concerned that because he was born so early and we were separated due to him being in special care, I wouldn’t be able to produce any milk. However, from the support and reassurance from the PIPSW breastfeeding peer supporter and the staff on the ward, I was confident that in time my body would produce the milk I was hoping for.
I was shown how to hand express which I did regularly and I used the electric pump. I was also provided by the Breastfeeding peer supporter, booklets from BLISS about having a premature baby and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start.
I found them extremely useful and I felt more prepared for the future. All the questions I had running through my mind were answered by the peer supporter, staff and amazing booklets.
I cant thank the peer supporters enough for volunteering their time and just listening to my concerns.
My son is doing well and im pleased, that thanks to my breastmilk, I am able to give him the best start possible and hell be home before we know it.
Thank you PIPSW.’
You can find out more about Parents in Partnership South Wales from their website www.pipsw.org.uk
This fantastic idea is the brainchild of Karen from www.boobiemilk.co.uk
She is organising an internet scavenger hunt for June 2012 and she says ‘I am really looking forward to this month long blogging extravaganza and I’m super excited to read all the posts about breastfeeding from so many different view points and experiences.’
She is looking for as many bloggers as possible to contribute so please share this information with your fellow bloggers and encourage them to take part so that as much information, tips and experiences can be shared throughout the month of June.
“I have had some amazing responses from companies who have peldged prizes for the main competition. You are free to work with any of the companies to run additional competitions during the month or promote coupon codes, but these must be accompanied to a breastfeeding related post. Working with a company is not mandatory and completely up to you, but I do ask that you link to at least one company in each post as well as at least 5 blogs who are participating in the hunt. The current participating companies will be posted in the next day or so and I’m happy to be the go-between or they may have already contacted you or I can pass on the details of the contact person to you. I may also send out emails in the coming weeks if I have a company looking for a post to tag on to.
As I receive registration forms I will post your details to the main website http://boobiemilk.blogspot.co.uk/p/information-for-sponsorsbloggersorganiz.html, please let me know if I have written something you’d like changed or you notice a link not working.
I’d like to get more organizations involved, so please let them know if you have any contacts – ABM, BFN, LLL, etc
Karen McCully email@example.com
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions
Keep Britain Breastfeeding
Internet Scavenger Hunt June 2012
GOAL – The decision on how to feed your baby should be an informed one. The goal of this scavenger hunt is to inform, educate families about breastfeeding as well as providing an online platform for people to share their knowledge and own experiences during the entire Month of June ending with National Breastfeeding Week (24th-30th June).
PLAN – Pregnant and breastfeeding women and their family members will be invited to register
and participate in an internet scavenger hunt with the hopes of learning more about breastfeeding, sharing their experiences, winning prizes, and learning about businesses that support breastfeeding. During the Month of June, 2012 these participants will hunt for the “Keep Britain Breastfeeding” scavenger hunt logo which will be hidden within blogs and websites to collect points. The points will then be used to enter different competitions going on throughout the month. Participants who accumulate 150 points throughout the month will then be eligible to enter the competition to win the Grand Prize!
Each of the four weeks of June will be themed. Bloggers and organizations with a passion for breastfeeding will be asked to write posts based upon the theme each week for the participants to read. Companies that sell breastfeeding products will be invited to provide prizes and discount codes during the month of June to encourage participants to read the articles and visit the company websites. Companies can decide to run smaller individual competitions by working with the bloggers for additional incentives to read and learn. Each article will link to at least one company and 5 other bloggers who are participating in the hunt. Competitions will all be linked to an article based on the appropriate theme which can be located on the company blog or a separate blog.
A central blog www.keepbritainbreastfeeding.co.uk will be used to list the rules as well as an entire list of all participating companies and blogs. Participants must register at this central blog to receive updates throughout the month and be eligible to enter the competition. Participants, companies and bloggers are encouraged to tweet and post about the hunt as much as possible to bring people to the hunt and promote their articles, competitions and discount codes. RaffleCopter will be used as a means to do this in an organised way.
What Can You Do?
- Breastfeeding Companies – You must provide at least one donation for our grand prize. You will also have the opportunity to donate a prize for a second competition to be held on a specific date during the month of June. You may also decide to have a discount code available for participants to use during the event or on a specific day during the event. You may either promote this through your own blog or by using a blogger of your choice. Your logo and information will be listed on the central information blog along with links to all donors and article writers and T&C’s. The competition can direct participants to your website with an appropriate competition question. In the run up to the event and during the Month of June I ask that you promote the event by all means that you have at your disposal to build and promote interest in the Hunt.
- Bloggers – Each week will be themed. You should choose to write at least one article each week on that theme (suggestions attached). Please choose the dates that you plan to post your articles so that your posts can be advertised at the correct time and the appropriate links can be shared. You will be provided with the logo to post on your blog entry as well as a list of websites and bloggers that you can choose to link to. You must link to at least 5 other participating bloggers and at least 1 company sponsor. In the run up to the month of June and during the month you should promote the event by whatever means you are able to through social media. You may choose to run a competition and team up with one of the breastfeeding friendly companies. You can go directly to the company or let me know you have interest in working with a company for a competition and I can pair you together.
- Breastfeeding Support Organizations – I would love you to promote the services that you offer to pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families, as well as provide lots and lots of facts about breastfeeding. People like to get their information from different places. Personal recommendations are always powerful, but we mustn’t forget that some like the hard facts. Please use this opportunity to let the participants know all about your organization and educate them on what matters to your organization the most. You may choose to post your articles on your own website or choose to guest post on your favourite blog.
- Other Companies – If your company is not directly related to breastfeeding but you sell products and services to families with young children and you are a small family company selling products that promote a natural approach to parenting then I would love you to participate in the hunt. You must provide a prize for the grand prize competition and then in addition to this you can also choose to provide a discount code during the event. If you have a blog, you can also choose to write articles during the month on the theme/s of your choosing. The company must be breastfeeding friendly.
Each company and blogger needs to be approved before being able to participate. It would be great to have a wide assortment of bloggers and breastfeeding friendly companies represented during the month
- 1st-7th June – The Benefits of Breastfeeding
- 8th-14th June – Mum to Mum sharing about Breastfeeding
- 15th-21st June – Where to Get Support
- 22nd-30th June – Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month
I have left the themes pretty open and general so that you can add your own personal flavour. I wanted to encourage you to all think about information that would have been helpful to you and also give you a chance to share your stories.
Once you have decided to participate in the Hunt you must complete the attached registration form and return it to Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11th, 2012. Once I have received all the registration forms I will update the hunt headquarters blog and send out updates to you all. I will also set up the rafflecopter widgets and send you the appropriate links to add to your blogs and websites. As soon as everything is in place I ask that you use your social media connections to spread the word about the event in the run up to and during June. Take time now to follow the official twitter account and like the official facebook page –
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|Risks of formula
Thank you for reading, I look forward to working with you in June
Director – BoobieMilk Ltd
“My dream is for all women to achieve their breastfeeding goals”
There are only 56 tickets left for the conference (as of this morning!).
Booking forms can be downloaded from www.armconference.co.uk or emailed to you from email@example.com
It’s an absolute bargain with tickets from £35 including lunch to see
SHEILA KITZINGER , CATHY WARWICK and LYNDSAY DURKIN RM!!!
with excellent workshops on
Vaginal Breech, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean, The Transition To Newly Qualified Midwife, A Personal Statement And Interview Workshop For Potential Student Midwives.
Make sure you get your booking form in quick and we’ll see you in Nottingham on 11.11.11!!!
“Celebration Bust” was created to be launched during Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2011. It is hoped that The Bust will help to raise awareness of the work that goes on helping to support mum and baby partnerships in their breastfeeding relationships. The “Celebration Bust” is designed to make people look, to be a celebration of the ability of a woman’s body to nurture her child, a celebration of the breastfeeding relationships depicted upon it and in the long term to confront some of the cultural assumptions we have about the female anatomy! What is important, to me at least, that this “bust” is a celebration but not particularly a tool for promotion…
Every time I go to buy fuel for my car of to the corner shop for a loaf of bread I and my children are continually confronted with sexual imagery almost entirely of the female form. These images are everywhere; adverts, soaps, films and music videos – none of it censored or placed after the 9pm watershed but right there in our faces 24/7. Is it really any wonder that women and girls have hang ups especially when it comes to feeding babies.
My own personal aim is; for the women that I support to be able to breastfeed for as long as they want to breastfeed for. For this, one of the things they need is support and understanding from the culture in which they live; and part of that is challenging the beliefs that are held about breasts. Recently perpetuated very eloquently put by Jeremy Clarkson and general media coverage. I don’t doubt that “Celebration Bust” will stir some emotions in people. A mixture of anger and humour maybe? Maybe bashfulness and shame? But ultimately I hope that it will entice people to take a closer look and see all the faces of smiling children and the bodies that sustain them and think yes, that is what I would like for my family, there IS support to help me achieve it. Idealistic, perhaps? Or maybe just showing a culture, that seems to have forgotten, that our “funbags” have another very important function.
There is so much misinformation flying around surrounding breastfeeding and part of the project is to draw attention to that. The “Celebration Bust” will be visiting public places across South Shropshire. As well as raising awareness of the Boobiful Babies group it is hoped that on its journey it can help to “BUST!” some of the myths that surround breastfeeding.
At the moment it is sat in Ludlow Library in South Shropshire. Next stop is the window of a Cancer Research shop, a local school has asked to host it and we are getting a great amount of interest from other public buildings.
So, Here they are, a pair of breasts. Yes they may play a part in creating babies but they also come in very handy when feeding them too.
As for how many of my objectives the bust will meet..? I don`t know. But it’s certainly met the first – people are defiantly taking a look!
– Part of the Boobiful Babies Team in Ludlow, Shropshire.
Today is Facebook Breastfeeding Flashing Mob Day!
Thousands of people, breastfeeders and non-breastfeeders, men and women have changed their profile picture in support of breastfeeding and posted this as their status:
Facebook removes breastfeeding photographs because they feel they are obscene and offensive. I have changed my profile picture in protest of this! If you support breastfeeding please change your profile picture and repost this as your status!
There are some ideas for profile pictures here and more here
To enter a competition to win anything from www.lactivist.co.uk please join the Facebook Breastfeeding Flashing Mob group, change your Facebook status and let us know what you think of facebooks breastfeeding policy by commenting on the competition page of www.lactivist.net
Winner will be drawn at random at 9am (UK time) Monday 27th June 2011.
Open worldwide, the winner gets to choose any one item they like from www.lactivist.co.uk
The winner (chosen by random.org) was Laura Cameron. Competition is now closed but please keep commenting on facebooks breastfeeding policy.
Join Pinter & Martin at our home/offices for an informal social evening with Gabrielle Palmer, the author of The Politics of Breastfeeding, to talk about her latest book Complementary Feeding: Nutrition, Culture and Politics, published on July 5th 2011. The conversation with Gabrielle will be followed by drinks and a light buffet dinner and guest will have the opportunity to get books signed. The admission fee of £12 goes towards author’s fees and expenses.
For further information, please see:
Bought to you by Born, The Love Food Festival, Relaxed Birth & Parenting and Tracy Holloway will take place on January 30th 2011 at Paintworks, Brislington BS4 3EH from 10.30 – 4.30.
The Love Food Festival has been successfully running events in Bristol for 2 years, they are a great place to hang out for the day, with great food and lots of things to see and do for both adults ans children. The Love Baby Festival brings together the wonderful relaxed and welcoming feel of the Love Food Festival but with the onus on imparting information to parents to be and parents about the services that are available in and around Bristol.
The Love Baby Festival is a celebration of all the wonderful people involved in supporting pregnancy, birth and parenting in Bristol and beyond.
At Born, as well as selling lovely ethical, natural and practical baby goods, we are passionate about supporting parents through what is a major life changing experience. We set up the Born Together website and database to promote the Practitioners who are experienced in supporting parents at this time in their life, because we know that becoming a parent is a learning experience and having experts to guide you through that transistion can make it joyous rather than stressfull.
Workshops on the day include:
- Antenatal and Postnatal sessions with Relaxed Birth & Parenting
- Baby Massage with Anne Badger
- Baby Yoga with Leoni De Mearns
- Bay Reflexology with Sarah Lambert and Claire Collins
See below for more details on the workshops and how to book a space.
You will be able to try out a session of Massage, Shiatsu and Reflexology for a small fee
The Born Together Practitioners will be there to talk to you about all the great services they offer, for example
- Nutrition for pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Shiatsu (Accupressure)
We will have a shop and will be joined by some of our suppliers.
There will also be great food (and cake!) stands
The team from Relaxed Birth and Parenting will be running the ‘Baby Palace‘ a breastfeeding and chill out space for families. Talk to them about the services they offer, including weekly ante-natal and post-natal classes around Bristol, weekend birth preparation workshops for couples, Doula services, Hula Hoop post natal classes, Baby Reflexology, Home Birth Support workshops, Relationship counselling and Doula and Ante-natal teacher training courses.
Buggy Park – due to the size of the venue and the fact that we are expecting lots of visitors we will have a buggy park outside and you will be able to borrow either a Hipseat or a Close baby carrier whilst you visit the festival. If you have your own sling please bring it with you.
To book a space on any of the workshops please email the Bristol shop or call 0117 924 5080, leaving your name, babies age (if relevant) and a contact telephone number. Sessions are free but should you wish to make a donation to the Precious Drops Campaign you will have an opportunity to do so on the day.
10.30-11.30 Baby Massage – Anne Badger – 12 spaces for carer and baby ‘My session will be an introductory taster to baby massage suitable for all pre-crawling babies. Participants should bring a towel/small changing mat and suitable oil (any coldpressed/organic vegetable based oil). I will have some bottles of organic baby massage oil available
for people to purchase on the day if necessary.’ Anne
11.30-12.30 Relaxed Birth and Parenting ante-natal session - 15 spaces for pregnant women. ‘What is a relaxed birth and how can you bring joy to the experience?’ Birthing expert Dominique Sakoilsky will talk about the benefits of active relaxation during pregnancy. You will also have the opportunity to experience what goes on in one of their popular ante-natal classes with a taster session from one of the Relaed Birth and Parenting Ante-natal teachers.
The Relaxed Birth and Parenting team will have a stand on the day where you can talk to them about the ante-natal and post-natal classes that take place Bristol wide, Doula services, and the Relaxed Birth and Parenting ante-natal teacher and Doula trainings offered.
12.30-1.30 Baby yoga – Leonie de Mearns 12 spaces Carer and baby under 1 year
Baby yoga, is a dynamic and fun opportunity for intimacy, positive touch, loving interaction and bonding with your baby. It offers quality physical stimulation including rhythmical movement, developmental support, new ideas for holding and carrying your baby and playful communication through rhymes and song. Please bring a blanket for the floor or ideally a yoga mat.
Leonie teaches Baby Yoga at Bristol City Yoga.
1.30-2.30 Baby Reflexology with Sarah Lambert & Claire Collins - 12 spaces for carer and baby. Parents who wish to participate should bring a small blanket, changing mat or muslin to put on the floor. A blanket is also preferable as the floor is wooden and this will be more comfortable for the baby to lie on. It is best for parents interested in baby reflexology to have short or shortish nails as long nails make it difficult to do the reflexology. Information on the ‘This Little Piggy’ Baby Relexology classes will be available on the day and can be found online.
2.30-3.30 Tracy Holloway Meditation session for relaxation in pregnancy and birth Tracy Holloway will be talking about the benefits of relaxation, meditation and self hypnosis for pregnancy and birth. She will talk about the importance of releasing fears, anxieties and reducing stress prior to giving birth. Plus, why it is recommended that any previous birth trauma is dealt with. Being relaxed puts you in control. This workshop will be empowering and informative. As well as taking you on a journey into relaxation, Tracy will teach you techniques and share tips on how to create a relaxed space wherever you decide to give birth.
3.30-end Relaxed Birth and Parenting post-natal session -12 spaces for new mothers with baby or mothers-to-be. A baby’sbirth will bring change. Louise Bennett will talk about how to manage the change a new baby can bring and how to empower yourself by taking responsibility for the choices made. The session is open to new mothers and mums-to be and will include a relaxation and movement expercises from one of the Relaxed Birthand Parening teachers.
||Born in water heated birthing pools will have a heated birthing pool at the event.We hire heated and unheated birth pools, TENS machines, homeopathic kits and electric breast pumps. On our online shop we have a range of practical products for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Breastfeeding pillows, birthing balls and much more can be bought online
For more information please call 01226 868961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
||thefamilypractice is an Osteopathic and Complementary health centre set up by the Hounsfield family in the heart of Bristol with satellite clinics in Southville and in Wales.
Fertility Solutions addresses physical
and emotional well-being using
Life Upgrade, Hypnosis and Nutritional
Support to enhance your best chance of conception.
|Life Upgrade gives you the tools to work with your mind and body to address the physical and emotional issues that concern you on your fertility journey.
Hypnosis supports your relaxation and prepares your subconscious mind for conception.
Nutritional Support enables you to prepare your body for conception to take place.
All sessions take place over the phone so you can take part in the comfort of your own home.
||Sewing made simple
Join a workshop or host one at home with your friends – learn to make your own funky, low cost baby clothes over and over again.
ITSY TATA celebrates the latest in cost-effective baby fashion and embraces the love of handmade. email@example.com 07804 592349
At the LOVE BABY festival you will have the chance to try some massage yourself or talk to me about Baby Massage, I’ll be asking for a small fee for a massage based on £5.00 for 15 mins, but talking is free. I look forward to meeting some of you on the day. Becky
Holistic massage is beneficial throughout pregnancy with varying techniques that suit all stages.Most of the massage that I offer at this time involves you lying on you side while bolsters and supports are provided throughout the treatment for your comfort. Massage helps you to sleep, alleviates heartburn, eases backache and reconnects you to your body at this time of change.Massage suits women at all stages of pregnancy but if your not sure you could ask you GP or Midwife.
In a cosy warm environment I hold Baby Massage classes. Every session begins with relaxation time for the parent. This deeply bonding massage encourages a strong sense of self that develops confidence and well-being in children as they grow. A course will teach you how to massage your baby, including techniques that relieve colic, teething and sleeplessness. At the end of a session we usually have a room of blissed out babies but there is always time at some point for some playful exercises. You will receive course notes and a bottle of baby massage oil.
||As leading overnight baby care specialists, Night Nannies will gently guide your baby to sleep through the night, whilst you enjoy a good night’s sleep. So if you are looking for advice and support with your little one or maybe some help with feeding and sleeping patterns, then please come and visit Camilla where she will be running free sleep consultations all day.
||The Relaxed Birth and Parenting Ante-natal, Post-natal teachers and Doulas will be available throughout the day to talk about how Relaxing will benefit you, your baby, your relationship and your new parenting life.
||Tailor Made Ceremonies will write, customise and deliver beautiful Naming Ceremonies, offering the chance to celebrate new life. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to consider the dreams for a child’s future and to mark personal commitments to uphold the well being, the support, and the welfare for a child. Grace those special moments in life with a ceremony that has significance to your family.
||Award-winning Water Babies classes are fun and innovative, creating life-saving water confidence from birth. Our world class instructors deliver a uniquely structured programme that will see your baby swimming by around 30 months.
Swimming with your baby is one of the most memorable, bonding, thrilling experiences the two of you will ever share. As the swimming company most recommended by parents to other parents, we’d love to tell you more about what we do so come and see us at the show. Alternatively please phone us on 0117 946 6919 or email or look at our website, click on the image.
The Bundle Jungle are pleased to announce that their charity auction in aid of Cheshire and North wales human milk bank is officially open for bids!
Items on offer include:
- Lactivist T-Shirts
- Modern cloth nappies from cheeks and cherries, Issy Bear, Fluff and Stuff and many more.
- Chambers and Beau charm bracelet
- Professional Photoshoot with Penny Wincer (London Area)
- Holden’s Landing Nappy and Knittybugz Wool Collaboration
- Designer maternity clothes
- Designer baby clothes
- SO much more!
All items start at just 99 pence with NO RESERVE. Come on over to The Bundle Jungle pregnancy and parenting forum now, sign up for your FREE account and get bidding! It’s all for a great cause and there are some serious bargains to be had.
With kind permission of Lisa, MooMum, also see
“Things We Like” section, for more details:
run via Me – Pip aka Boobie Buddies Ltd &
Sharon Trotter – TIPS website,
to promote National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2009.
WIN – WIN – WIN – WIN
A BOOBIE BUDDIES DOLL SET – for NBAW – May 2009 !!
visit Sharon Trotter – TIPS website
click on the “stop press area” and follow instructions!
1 x Boobie Buddies doll set (of your choice) worth £40.00p
Winner drawn on May 22nd 2009!
Please spread the Breastfeeding word! –
feel free to browse my website for more information, and offers.
Kind Regards Mrs Pip Wheelwright
Boobie Buddies Ltd. The “NATURAL” way to role play!
Just quote ‘creditcrunch’ at the checkout for a huge 1/3 off any stock, including sale items!
Thanks to all of you who voted and supported ‘Daisy’
‘Daisy’ just missed out this time by (I think) 14 votes! However, I still plan to submit the book into Januarys Voting Cycle and keep searching for other publishing options. This was always the original plan anyway.
I have received some excellent feedback from WEbook relating to improving ’Daisys’ chances, so its full steam ahead from here. Here is what Melissa at WEbook suggests we do:
“I know you put a tremendous amount of work into “Daisy” and I hope you don’t give up. You’ve collected a lot of women’s stories, but you may want to do some research into anthology organization and editing, and explore different ways of organizing and supplementing your material. A collection of stories with no over-arching theme other than their common subject matter may not be enough. Also, the individual essays in the collection need quite a bit of editing — while I appreciate that your contributors are not, for the most part, professional writers, some effort must be made to bring their essays up to a more professional standard before the book has a good shot at publication.”
If you have submitted a story can we all please work to this advice. I will concentrate on researching anthology organisation. If you haven’t shared a story then please keep having a look to give us your much appreciated feedback. New stories are coming in already!
Any problems please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on facebook under ‘Lyndsey Bradley/JustCallMeDaisy.
Firstly let me say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and/or shared your stories with ‘Just Call Me Daisy: A Breastfeeding Mothers Story’
The book is now complete and has been entered into the voting cycle on WEbook. In order to be published ‘Just Call Me Daisy’ needs to finish in the top 10% on the 18 November to be in with a chance. So if you would like to see this project on the shelves supporting many breastfeeding mums world wide, then please cast your vote now:
http://www.webook.com/vote and choose ‘Parenting and Families’ from the ‘Select a Genre’ drop down menu.
There are many other projects up for voting too so why not have a look. In order to vote you need to join WEbook by providing an email address but it is really easy.
Again I am so grateful and overwhelmed by the fantastic response ‘Just Call Me Daisy’ has received but have enjoyed every minute bringing the project to life. So lets get voting, ‘shout out’ about breastfeeding mums and share our motivation and encouragement.
‘Just Call Me Daisy: A Breastfeeding Mothers Story’ is progessing wonderfully and we now have the option to submit the book for publication into the WEbook Voting Cycle. The deadline is 3 November 2008.
However, in order to do so we only need 10 more quality submissions averaging 1100 words each and the book will be ready. ‘Just Call Me Daisy’ is accepting both stories and poems to give you the chance to share your breastfeeding adventure.
It would be fantastic to submit the book now as so much had been acheived in a short time. If, however, we are unsuccessful and the book isn’t chosen for publication this time, all is not lost. We can use all the judging feedback to improve the book, ready for January submission as originally planned.
It’s an opportunity not to missed!
So if you do have a breastfeeding tale to share and would like to see it in print, then please contribute your story or poem now. You will be part of a project which will provide a truly motivational and inspiring breastfeeding book supporting mums worldwide.
Please get writing at: http://www.webook.com/project/Just-Call-Me-Daisy-My-Breast-Feeding-Story
Is anyone here going to organise an event for this?
Dear fellow breastfeeding supporter,
**Join the Global Breastfeeding Challenge 2008!**
Women around the world will be putting their hands up and being counted
on October 11th at 11am local time. This fun health promotion event is for the most children at one site, the country with the most participants and in North America the Challenge is for the largest number of participants in one area. Whether you have organized
a site before or not join us and take part! Sites vary from one or two mothers to hundreds
and every child counts. Register a site today. It costs nothing and is
This year the event has gone global! Currently, there are 24 countries
involved and we hope that the UK will be well represented. Currently, UK
does not have a single site registered in the challenge. We would truly love to show the media that all of the world is concerned about breastfeeding. It does not matter how big or how small one’s site is, every baby counts. We hope you will join us this October 11th in showing not only the rest of the world but your community, how important breastfeeding is for a good start in an infant’s life.
Please help support breastfeeding by sharing this invitation with your
contacts who may be interested.
Check out and register at http://www.babyfriendly.ca
Put up your hand up for breastfeeding & be counted in on October 11, 2008!
Thank you for your time,
Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes.
Home-Start is a charity that provides support to families with a young child or children, that are experiencing difficulties.
Perhaps you feel isolated in your community with no friends or relatives nearby.
Perhaps you, your child, or a relative is ill and you are having a hard time coping.
Perhaps you are struggling with the emotional and physical demands of having twins, triplets or more, or of having many children at a young age.
Perhaps there are other problems – practical or emotional – and you feel you are struggling.
Home-Start can help. Home-Start has trained volunteers with parenting experience who can visit you on a confidential basis and assist with whatever it is you need. They can provide a shoulder to cry on; maybe read to your children, maybe give you support to make or keep medical appointments, maybe find out about and even take you to activities locally so you can make new friends. You don’t have to pay for the help and it is totally non-judgemental.
You can find your nearest Home-Start by phoning 0800 068 6368 or by going to www.home-start.org.uk/findus.
Home-Start sometimes run groups for parents with young children if you feel that one-to-one support is not for you.
As an example, Home-Start in Knowsley helps with running a fabulous breastfeeding support group at the local Whiston Hospital. The group runs every Friday morning from ten until twelve; partners, grandparents and older children are always welcome. There is no need to book; you can just turn up on the day. A variety of support is available from midwives and breastfeeding counsellors to peer support from other Mums.
To find out more about Home-Start Knowsley call 0151 480 3910 or go to www.homestartknowsley.org.uk. To learn about the group at Whiston Hospital go to http://www.sthk.nhs.uk/library/documents/patientinformationdropinclinicnickijones4.pdf (opens a pdf document in a new window).
World Breastfeeding Week 2008
Mother Support : Going for the Gold
Breastfeeding results from a reproductive health continuum for the mother to the child with no beginning or end, from generation to generation. When a practice is disrupted, it must be restored. However, restoration of the breastfeeding culture demands more resources and mobilization.
In conjunction with the Olympics next August, WBW 2008 calls for greater support for mothers in achieving the gold standard of infant feeding: breastfeeding exclusively for six months, and providing appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond.
As every country sends its best athletes to compete at these global games, it is important to remind ourselves that, in a similar fashion, a healthy young athlete can only emerge from a healthy start on life. There is no question that optimal infant and young child feeding is essential for optimal growth and development.
The poster for World Breastfeeding Week is here: