Breastfeeding Awareness Week Funding Cut
As you may know the government has cut funding for BFAW this year.
There is a petition asking them to reconsider this short sighted cost cutting – it needs 10,000 signatures to get to parliament so please pass it around – as I write it is on 500, we have a long way to go. The link is http://www.petitiononline.com/fundBFAW/petition.html
If you have a blog or a website you can put a counter on the code to do that is on www.lactivist.net http://www.lactivist.net/?p=2749
Lactivist t-shirts in sizes 1-2 and 3-4.
The supplier of the blank t-shirts in the bigger sizes has stopped making them in unbleached cotton. I have a fair few in stock as I bought the last blanks but after that I will not be doing these sizes so get them while you can. I can find organic blanks in size 12-18 months and 3-4 years but nothing in between so to make it easier to run Lactivist I’ll stop at 18 months when these big ones are sold out. There will still be t-shirts in all sizes availaible on Zazzle and Cafe Press and I’ll be adding to the designs available when I get a chance.
This is my last year of running Lactivist voluntarily, to put it bluntly I have to earn some money, unless we win the lottery or a rich husband comes along and marries me I need to provide for my son. I’m having to cut down the amount of time I spend on Lactivist as I need that time to do paid work.
Things that have really helped recently have been all the volunteer admins on the Lactivist Facebook Page which is now incredibly vibrant and busy. I could do with more help on the Lactivist blog – www.lactivist.net so if anyone has experience of wordpress and has time to keep a blog updates with breastfeeding information, events and links then please email me – email@example.com.
My plan at the moment for next year is to keep a shell of Lactivist open, selling just a handful of t-shirt designs in the 3 smallest sizes and shopping bags and stopping badges, keyrings, postcards and hats. This would make it a whole lot easier to run and give me a lot more time. But, when I get a moment I’m going to produce 2 new designs – one for cloth nappies and one for babywearing, in the hope of opening up the market a bit.