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[ 27 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breast Feeding Awareness Week Offer: £10 off when you buy a Lifft™ sling and any bra from the Royce range together

Lifft™ baby slings and Bras4Mums are offering an exclusive discount in celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

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[ 26 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
LAST 2 DAYS: Save 30% at Lactivist BFAW10

Www.lactivist.co.uk has a whopping 30 % off for Breastfeeding Awareness week so you can buy 3 times as many slogan t-shirts, bags or badges that promote breastfeeding and gentle parenting by just quoting bfaw10 at the checkout. This offer ends on the 27th June 2010.

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[ 25 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Tips: Where can I get help for breastfeeding?

If you need help at any time with breastfeeding you can contact the NCT or La Leche League for help. They have trained counsellors available to answer calls.  Many areas have breastfeeding support groups or breastfeeding cafes run by Health Visitors and Breastfeeding Counsellors where you can drop in for help or advice. Your Midwife or Health Visitor will also be able to help you with any problems.
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy but it is extremely rewarding and the best start you can give your baby.  Good luck!
Advice from breastfeeding mum …

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[ 25 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Awareness Week: The Great Lactivist Give-away

This week you can win LOADS of exciting goodies over at www.lactivist.net. Enter the draw to win T shirts, pyjamas, a Mamascarf, nursing bra, BoobieBuddies dolls, vouchers and more.
Go to www.lactivist.net and comment below the relevant draw. Enter by 30th June.

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[ 24 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Tips:Different positions for breastfeeding

There are several different positions for breastfeeding, you need to make sure that you choose the most comfortable one for you and that gives your baby the best access to your breast.
You could try holding your baby across your lap and positioning her on a pillow or cushion to get the right height.  You can use either arm to hold her and ensure she is in the right position.
An alternative position is lying down with your bodies parallel to each other.  This is good for the early days or if …

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[ 24 Jun 2010 | One Comment ]
Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Breastfeeding – Are You Out?

As a mum to a baby born in March, breastfeeding is a subject that is close to my heart and I can rant and rave with the best of them about this topic that seems to be far more controversial than it should be!

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[ 23 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Tips: How can I prepare for breastfeeding?

How can I prepare for breastfeeding?
You can attend an ante natal class, where you will be able to get some advice on breastfeeding techniques and meet some other mums to be.  You should try to include your partner, and  encourage them to be supportive of your decision to breastfeed.  You can read up on breastfeeding and again, encourage your partner to do some reading.  The more informed you are, the more likely that you will succeed.
Advice from breastfeeding mum and founder of Mamascarf, Keira O’Mara

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[ 23 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Tips on Returning to work & continuing to breastfeed

I had to return to work when babies were 5 months old, and I wanted to carry on breastfeeding. My eldest, (now 8), went onto solids at 14 weeks (WHO guidelines were different then), so I was only feeding about 4 times a day when he was 5 months old.

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[ 22 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Tips: All you need to know for getting started with breastfeeding

What do I need to know?
Breast milk is the best possible food for your baby.   It will build your babies immune system as well as giving them the best possible start in life.  It protects babies against ear infections, gastro-intestinal infections, chest infections, urine infections, childhood diabetes, eczema, obesity, asthma. Breastfeeding protects mums against ovarian cancer, breast cancer and weak bones later in life. (source: National Health Service, 2009).  What’s more breast milk is free, on tap and is always the right temperature. Breastfeeding is also great for bonding with …

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[ 21 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Breastfeeding Tips: All you need to know for getting started with breastfeeding

As part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week you can visit Family Friendly Working every day for tips and advice from breastfeeding mum and founder of Mamascarf, Keira O’Mara. Keira writes, “I had the idea for Mamascarf when breastfeeding my first baby Sam. I was always trying to cover up but found that nothing did the job properly. Blankets, pashminas, muslins… He would get too hot, they would block my view of him, he would pull them off or I would have to take them down during the feed to latch him back …