National Breastfeeding Week 2011 – A Call for Action
Urgent action you can take in National Breastfeeding Week ( 19th – 25th June 2011) to lobby for improved breastfeeding support so that all women can make informed choices about their infant feeding decisions .
Have your say in National Breastfeeding Week
National Breastfeeding week . . . → Read More: NBW 2011- How Breastfeeding Manifesto Supporters can help
To celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness week at the end of this month an Independent group of mums are meeting at a central London Location to take part in this unique event!
To be involved & find out more please join our facebook group:
Alternatively mail email@example.com
Definition of a Flash mob:
a group . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Flash Mob London 2011
These double sided full colour flyers were created using ideas from mums on the Lactivist Facebook page.
They are 15cm x 30cm.
If you want some to give away at breastfeeding groups or events please just email me – firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know how many you would like – it would be very helpful if . . . → Read More: Free Breastfeeding Advice Flyers (UK only, while stocks last)
Dear Aunty Lactivist
A dear friend of mine just had her third baby ( after 14 years another one) via c section on thursday this week….. so far breastfeeding is not going well….. she had breast implants under the muscle several years ago. and she is saying NO MILK what so ever….she is nursing the . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – Breast Implants and Breastfeeding?
A couple of things have brought gladness to my dark and bitter heart today. The first was finding out that Lactivist readers helped a mum who was just about to stop breastfeeding decide to stick with it by using very tactful words on a forum and the second was an email from Bounty who asked . . . → Read More: Cheering thoughts
Dear Aunty Lactivist, I’m still finding it hard to breast feed in public after 8 weeks, feel so embarrased even though its natrual.
What can we do to help this Mum?
Aunty Lactivist is all of us so please leave a comment if you can help at all.
Dear Aunty Lactivist My Medela Breast pump broke after a few uses and I don’t have the receipt! I don’t really want to buy another expensive electric pump if I don’t have to. Just wondering if any of . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – what do I do with my broken breast pump?
written by Richard Cook
Giving birth is such a special, indescribable time. Those first few exhausted hours gazing into the eyes of your precious, newborn babe are some of the most rewarding a parent ever has. That recovery time on a maternity ward can also be a godsend for a weary mother, especially if she . . . → Read More: Save Chorley Maternity Unit
Can anyone take a few minutes to answer this for research;
There can be many factors that discourage a mother from breastfeeding. We are not talking here about the challenges she may face once she starts, but about the barriers that can actually deter her from even wanting to breastfeed in the first place.
Thank . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding research question – breastfeeding barriers
Aunty Lactivist is all of us so please help with any ideas or words of wisdom you might have.
Dear Aunty Lactivist I need advice. My booby baby is 27 months. He is my 3rd and my other 2 are 5 and 4 years. All boys. I suffered with PND and when the baby was . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – “My health or his health?”
Aunty Lactivist is all of us so please leave a comment if you can help this mum with ideas or experience.
Dear Aunty Lactivist Can anyone give me some advise? My little one is 16 weeks now and exclusively breastfed, but I want to be able to express so I can go out once in . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – Baby won’t take EBM in bottle
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I’ve been asked to put this on Lactivist, please follow the link at the bottom of the page to sign the petition. Lisa
Please read the following letter I have drafted to send to Mothercare in light of their actions to potentially harm mothers’ breastfeeding relationships. Whether these actions are a maliciously . . . → Read More: Petition to Mothercare to stop harming breastfeeding relationships
These are the Lactivist goodies available from Cafepress, so wherever you are in the world you can shop Lactivist. Most designs are printed on t-shirts (babies, toddlers, kids and adults) hoodies, hats, bibs, bags and mugs – if you want me to put one of the designs on anything particulary, just email me email@example.com. . . . → Read More: Lactivist pro breastfeeding designs now worldwide!
This very well written piece is from Politics, Re-spun.
I particularly like the closing sentence – “Shame on you Nestlé. The real comprehensive nutrition system? A pair of lactating breasts.”
Infant formula is a medical necessity for those who are unable to breastfeed their infants. There are a host of medically sound reasons why . . . → Read More: Nestlé’s War on Breastfeeding Mothers Takes Shameful New Turn
I found this on the NHS website – http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/CMS2Web/ShowRecord.asp?View=Full&ID=21997000575
The full research is below but these are 2 important snippets:
Mean, unadjusted total Medicaid expenditures for infants in the breast feeding cohort were approximately $102 less than for infants in the formula-feeding cohort ($484.80 +/- 964.14versus $586.67 +/-1,222.36, not statistically significant). Mean pharmacy payments, a . . . → Read More: Economic benefit of breast-feeding infants
Aunty Lactivist is all of us, so if you can help at all with words of wisdom, links to other sites or yor own experience please leave a comment.
Dear Aunty Lactivist Can you point me in the direction of some research or guidance please about skin to skin contact straight after a c-section. I . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – Breastfeeding after a Caesarean
Aunty Lactivist is all of us so if you can help at all with ideas or links please leave a comment.
“Dear Aunty Lactivist
Hi I wondered if anyone can help? When i went to a weaning class a few months ago i remember being told that if i am still . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – Weaning and vitamin drops
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I am a freelance journalist (and breastfeeding mother) who is trying to find out why the uptake of breastfeeding is so low amongst UK mothers. I would be really grateful if one of your experts would be willing to email me back. Also, do you know . . . → Read More: Media Request – Breastfeeding Experiences
Breastfeeding: it’s a divisive subject, even among mothers. But aside from the question or whether or not to breastfeed there is the issue of whether or not women should do it in public. After all, we’re told that it’s “best for baby” and the UK now has legislation in place designed to protect breast-feeding mothers . . . → Read More: Lactivism: The Campaign to Free Breast-Feeders From the Baby Changing Rooms by Lou LaRoche