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[ 25 Aug 2016 | No Comment ]
New Mum Nurturing in Sussex #motherhood #specialoffer

This October Australian retreat group Motherground are so excited to be sharing the Motherground experience with our mumma friends in the UK. Partnering up with the amazing Suzanne Cork Yoga to offer you a retreat experience like no other.
Becoming a new mum is a time when there is so much giving of yourself, a Motherground retreat will give you back what you need, so you can take a breath for you. Take some time out for you and your baby and make it your time to unwind, relax and reground. This is a dedicated time …

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[ 6 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Emma gave birth after a long and exhausting labour. But the worst was yet to come: only part of the placenta was delivered, and Emma became aware of the room filling up with people and the mood changing. Although she was told that all was fine, she knew something was wrong.
A consultant walked in and, without acknowledging Emma, attempted a manual removal of the placenta, which Emma describes as “the most painful thing I’ve experienced to this day. I don’t think I’ll ever get over the shock of it”.
Blood started …

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[ 17 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

Watch our live stream where NHS Breastfeeding Advisor Amber Taylor and two mums Karen Reekie and Clare Levett give their advice, as well as answering your questions live. As mums, Karen and Clare have had very difference experiences of breastfeeding.
Show date: Monday 17th November, Show time: 12:00pm
It might be one of the most natural bonding processes between mother and baby, but for many mums the ‘breast is best’ message is not always as easy to follow as people would have you believe.
Many new mums struggle to breastfeed their babies for a …

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[ 20 Oct 2014 | One Comment ]

Perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK, according to a new report ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ released today by the London School of Economics and Centre for Mental Health.[i] The NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year[ii] to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.[iii]
The report is part of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s ‘Everyone’s Business’ campaign (www.everyonesbusiness.org.uk),  which calls …

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[ 14 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]

If you breastfeed, you may be worried about going back to work. There is a new guidance leaflet for employers from ACAS which might help you and your employer make it a better experience all round.
ACAS writes, “Government asked Acas to use its expertise in employment relations to develop this short guide to help employers and employees better manage requests to breastfeed in the workplace. In most instances, these requests will be for facilities to express and store milk and time away from work to do so.
“It is good practice …

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[ 18 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Can you breastfeed at work? #breastfeeding, #workingmums #your rights

Campaigning group Valuing Maternity is highlighting that women should have the right to breastfeed at work, even in Parliament after Jo Swinson MP wanted to bring her newborn baby to a vote in the Houses of Parliament. Jo Swinson MP questioned the rule in Parliament that you are not allowed to walk through the voting lobby with a baby before she went on maternity leave. She says, “There has been a change that women who are breastfeeding can be nodded through. But I think when you are perfectly capable of walking through the …

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[ 22 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]

Today, Thursday 22nd March, is the first day of the Word Doula Week and to mark the start of this event, a new study has shown that births with doula support have more chance of successful breastfeeding and a lower chance of intervention during labour.
The survey gathered data from 105 doulas and their 1,206 clients births across a range of critical birth-related areas. The most significant figures came in the areas of intervention during the birth and breastfeeding.
Doula UK has over 500 members and represents the largest number of doulas …

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[ 17 Aug 2011 | No Comment ]

Gabrielle Palmer’s groundbreaking book The Politics of Breastfeeding highlighted the controversies surrounding the aggressive promotion of breastmilk substitutes. She now turns her attention to complementary feeding the first foods that a child eats besides milk.

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[ 27 Aug 2010 | 17 Comments ]
Win a Boppy breastfeeding pillow

One thing no one ever told me about breastfeeding was how messy it would be. I assumed my baby and I would sit there serenely. He would happily and discreetly guzzle away while I would perhaps use my free hand to read a book. Instead, I found myself pinned to the sofa, surrounded by pillows and naked from the waist up, while my son flailed about, kicking out and scratching me – and making embarrassingly loud slurping noises – and milk sprayed wildly from my other boob.
Things only improved when …

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[ 12 Jul 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Support of Various Sorts

Have you tried breastfeeding? I was stunned the first time I picked up my new baby girl and tried to feed her just how heavy she was. I found that it was hard to hold her in position and my arms just weren’t up to the lengthy feeding sessions.
That breastfeeding experience was tricky, but I became more confident with my second and third child. I got the phone number for the local NCT breastfeeding counsellor before DS1 was born and just knowing I had someone on hand if I needed …