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 . . . → Read More: Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group Raises Public Awareness of Breastfeeding
Parents in Partnership South Wales are in the South Wales area and a list of breastfeeding groups, venues and times can be found at
Their objectives are to educate, advance and promote the physical, emotional and psychological health and wellbeing of families during pregnancy, post pregnancy and through the early years of child development.
. . . → Read More: South Wales Breastfeeding Support Groups
When I had the first of my four children, I was determined to breastfeed. And I did. It was wonderful, beautiful, and it ended all too soon. She was just three months old when I returned to work and breastfeeding came to a premature end.
Exactly three years on from that point, her baby sister . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Amid Chaos!! by Kate Pryde
This was written by Fiona, mum of 3. The article is from www.breastfeedingsupport.co.uk which since the article was written has changed, there is an enormous amount of information still on there though it is under a different site name – www.infantfeeding.info
“Before I was even married, and certainly before I contemplated having children, I had . . . → Read More: From Sceptic to Toddler Feeding Weirdo! (from Breastfeeding Support.co.uk)
The new Lactivist pro breastfeeding design for spring 2012 is selling out fast, there are only a handful of these organic long handled large bags left now. I’ll re-order but they take a month to be professionally screen printed by a small family firm I know and love so if you want one soon, get . . . → Read More: Keep Britain Breastfeeding! T-shirts, Mugs and Shopping Bags!
Nothing makes Monday mornings nicer than an email like the one I got recently from lovely Lactivist Bling customer Ruth. Lactivist Bling is the website that only sells nursing necklaces, breastfeeding reminder bracelets and amber teething necklaces.
“I just wanted to say thank you for the delightful coloured necklace with bells, which I received this . . . → Read More: Lovely Review of Lactivist Bling Nursing Necklaces by a Tandem Breastfeeder
I’m really pleased to have been contacted by Binta from Corra films who emailed to say
“I stumbled upon your blog and think you’d be very interested in a project I recently worked on.
While breast milk has many clear advantages to store bought formula, many new moms are hesitant to breast feed. They are . . . → Read More: Fantastic Texas Breastfeeding Website
On the 22nd February the Guardian published this article- with the headline -”Let’s put Facebook’s ‘no nipples’ rule to test with your breastfeeding photos” and tagline “A society that is not prepared to accept the odd flash of nipple is a society that is not prepared to accept breastfeeding”.
The Grauniad said . . . → Read More: The Guardian decide not to put breastfeeding mums on Facebook but there is an alternative……
The Biological Norm Breastfeeding Awareness Conference
4th May 2012 The Village Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Dr Michel Odent, Michel Odent is best known as the obstetrician who introduced the concepts of birthing pools and home-like birthing rooms. He has published 12 books in 21 languages and recently completed a trilogy of books, The . . . → Read More: The Biological Norm Breastfeeding Awareness Conference 4th May 2012
“I wonder if you can help.
I am currently working on a project called Digital Babies (a Digital Care Social Enterprise) which is a collaboration between ITN, NHS Choices and The Royal College of Midwives.
The aim of the project is to form 100+ bite sized video clips answering 100 of the most commonly asked . . . → Read More: Parents wanted for information film – urgent – deadline 15th and 17th Feb.
Karen McCully is the mum behind www.boobiemilk.co.uk. She is a nursing bra expert and speaks from experience in her article about going back to work and breastfeeding. You can read more from Karen on http://boobiemilk.blogspot.com/
As baby gets older, you have to start thinking about going back to work. It is a tough decision . . . → Read More: Tips for Going Back to Work & Breastfeeding by Karen McCully
In the middle of a wet and miserable January I asked Lactivists on the Facebook Page to send in cheering stories – this is what we got, a load of lovely tales that made me laugh out loud:
When my daughter was about 3 months old my sister and I had a coffee in Debenhams. . . . → Read More: Lactivist’s Funny Breastfeeding Stories
What do you think of this from Cow & Gate? It’s being emailed to mums across the country with the subject line “ Local part-time work for mums like you!”
“Being a mum is all the experience you need
Weaning. You probably remember it like it was yesterday – ‘Been there, done that, got the . . . → Read More: Cow&Gate Recruiting Mums as ‘Feeding Club’ Ambassadors
What do you think?
This photo of a woman breastfeeding was emailed to me so I have no idea where it came from first, and I can’t credit the photographer (sorry!)
It bothers me a bit but I can’t quite pin down why. Logically you wouldn’t keep your hair down like that ‘cos the baby . . . → Read More: Is this picture good or bad at promoting breastfeeding?
Aunty Lactivist is all of us so please fee free to add any helpful comments or links
Dear Aunty Lactivist, Where do you all stand on the night nursing v tooth decay debate? Dentist told me today without looking at lo’s teeth that I should night wean by age two to reduce the damage. I . . . → Read More: Ask Aunty Lactivist – Tooth Decay and Breastfeeding
I’ll Bring the Cookies, You Bring the Milk is devoted to helping moms and dads with all things breastfeeding in an open, nonjudgemental forum. Questions? Ask! Education = success!
Do you breast feed now? Have you ever? Want to someday? Have questions about it all? Have great stories and tips to share? Just want to . . . → Read More: I’ll Bring the Cookies, You Bring the Milk Blog
The Lactivist Facebook wall has been busy with people sending in breastfeeding related jokes, here they are – if you can add to them please leave a comment. Sorry I haven’t credited anyone with the jokes, some of them were duplicated and it gets confusing copying things from facebook – if you want to claim . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Jokes
Lactivistbling is a site devoted to nursing necklaces, breastfeeding reminder bracelets and amber teething necklaces.
With 5 suppliers (and more to add) on one site it’s a great place to find the perfect solultion to distracted breastfeeders. A nursing necklaces helps the breastfeeding baby or child focus on feeding rather than twiddling or pulling hair. . . . → Read More: New nursing necklaces and amber teething necklaces at Lactivist Bling
I found this article on www.theglobeandmail.com which is a Canadian website. I’m not sure of the laws about promoting baby milk in Canada but over here in the UK any advertising or promotion of infant formula for babies under 6 months is illegal. It’s all about baby milk advertising and it asks if it should . . . → Read More: Should Baby Formula Ads be Banned?
You need to follow this link to see the full list so cleverly combined by the people at Babble:
The mums are:
Helena Bonham Carter
Jada Pinkett Smith
. . . → Read More: 20 Celeb Moms Who Breastfed and Their Quotes About Breastfeeding (Babble)