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The Leaky Boob breastfeeding help and advice

One of our fab customers recommended The Leaky Boob facebook page to us (Thanks Shelley)  and it’s really cool. It’s a really good place for mums to get together (or mums to be) and get advice about breastfeeding and lots of other things too. Within about 1 minute of readingthe posts they get on their facebook page i learnt that you can start breastfeeding again after you stopped ie re-lactate , i never knew that. I just thought once your milk had dried up that was that.

The leaky boob also has a blog and there is a forum although their facebook page is really busy and seems a really cool place to meet other breastfeeding ladies from around the world. I think the site is AMerican based so this makes it really cool because if you are up in the night and need some advice you can go on-line and people seem to there all the time and really do offer good advice.

Breastfeeding i found can be a lonely business sometimes, so to find other people and get a bit of a community feel is really cool and helps .

Check them out and let me know what you think

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Sizing for our nursing T-shirts

Hi Guys

We have a size chart on our website for our breastfeeding clothing but thought this might help top make things a little easier ,

Here are the chest and waist measurements for our Breast feeding T-shirts:

Chest in cm around: XS = 76  , S= 79,  M= 84,  L= 89  XL= 94 XXL= 99

Waist in cm all around = XS= 57  S= 60 , M= 65, L= 70,  XL= 74 XXL= 80

If you would like any other measurements to help you make the choice of which size to go for just email us or send an enquiry through our website .

All our nursing T-shirts are quite fitted so if you feel you would like a bagger fit then go 1 size up.

We will be bringing in a new range of breastfeeding clothing soon which will included other breast feeding clothes rather than purely nursing T-shirts ( keeping you guys in suspense a little longer , 🙂 ) and these will run form the same size guide. Of course dependent upon design they will look and maybe fit a little different, also they will be made from different fabric which has a little more stretch in them so will be more forgiving to your post baby figure. Hope this sounds good 🙂

Take care, Liz

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Kellymom – great website for help with breastfeeding

I don’t think there will be many mums which breast feed that at 1 time or another don’t have a question they need answering about breastfeeding . 1 great website that can help ( to compliment your own midwife or health visitor) is the American site Kellymom , its a well established site with lots of advice on many different topics to do with breasfeeding , feeding your toddler and things like parental depression etc.

It’s really cool to be able to click on a site when you need it and get some good advice, ie when you are up in the early hours you can click on (if you have your hands free!) and get immediate advice.

There is also a forum on there but i have no idea of what it’s like but they have over 18000 facebook friends so they are pretty popular!

Check it out and see if can help you:)

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Join Gabrielle Palmer, the author of The Politics of Breastfeeding, for a live chat on Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm

I found this on the Gaurdian website, it is for today Tuesday 22nd June

Gabrielle Palmer, the author of The Politics of Breastfeeding, will be online at 2.30pm on Tuesday 22 June to answer your questions

Gabrielle is a nutritionist and a campaigner. She was a breastfeeding counsellor in the 1970s and helped establish the UK pressure group Baby Milk Action. In the early 1980s she lived and worked as a volunteer in Mozambique. She has written, taught and campaigned on infant feeding issues, particularly the unethical marketing of baby foods.

In the 1990s she co-directed the International Breastfeeding: Practice and Policy course at The Institute of Child Health in London until she went to live in China for two years. She has worked independently for various health and development agencies, including serving as HIV and Infant Feeding Officer for Unicef New York. She recently worked at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she had originally studied nutrition. Gabrielle has now retired from campaigning – you can read her open retirement letter here.

The third edition of her groundbreaking book, The Politics of Breastfeeding, is published by Pinter & Martin.

Post your questions on the personal, political and social aspects of breastfeeding below, then join Gabrielle on Tuesday for a live discussion.

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Lactivist.net – breastfeeding blog you might wanna check out if into breastfeeding

Ok so i was pretty naive before i started my company up and didn’t actually appreciate that the word Lactivist was referring to a woman who was pro breastfeeding.  Yeah yeah i know i am dumb!

Any hows some ladies feel very strongly about the topic of breastfeeding and it can be a very emotive subject, if you are pro breastfeeding and would like to read up on current issues of the breastfeeding word i strongly recommend www.lactivist.net 

I might be biased as it is written by a lady who also lives in Bristol (yeah Bristol rocks) , but it is undated on a regular basis and it does cover up to date topics which is alway cool.

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NCT classes

I have to admit i am on baby no 2 and i have never been to a NCT (National Childbirth Trust) class myself, but i have heard a lot of good things about them.

Although they are not free ( i got all confused with the ante – natal classes held by the local midwife and assumed they were NCT but as i found out they weren’t) lots of ladies find them beneficial throughout their pregnancy and after birth too.

Here’s a bit about the trust from their website:

The NCT started in 1956. Since then, we have worked successfully to improve the experience of becoming a parent in the UK.

We are a membership charity with over 100,000 members across the UK. Our strength comes from the dedication of our volunteers, who work through our network of branches to provide and support local services, training and evidence-based information for parents, families and health professionals. We are trusted and respected by health professionals and governments as an organisation that represents the needs of parents.

 

Here is a link where you can find out more about what the NCT do : http://www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com/about-us/what-we-do

Membership:

he National Childbirth Trust is the largest and best-known childbirth and parenting charity in Europe and is the leading independent voice on antenatal, birth and postnatal issues in Britain. We provide a range of high quality services at local level and promote the principle of informed choice for women and their partners. Founded over 40 years ago by a woman who believed that the experience of childbirth had to be improved, the NCT today has around 35,000 members and 400 branches throughout the UK.

Within the Cambridge Branch of the NCT, there are many services available to members and non members alike. Support from breastfeeding counsellors; nursing bra fitting; breast pump hire; valley cushion hire; postnatal discussion groups, and nearly new sales are just a few of the services we provide. There is also a network of “Open House” groups through which you can meet other parents in your area.
     

 

Benefits include:-

Cambridge Branch Newsletter. This is a quarterly, local publication full of news and information written by Cambridge parents. Keep up to date with local events, groups, organisations and practitioners. We welcome contributions. Why not write up your birth story for us.

Free Text Book. Simply tick the box on your membership application form.

“New Generation” the NCT quarterly, national publication packed full of useful research based articles for parents.

Early Entry to Nearly New Sales. Come at 2pm to enjoy half an hour of shopping before the main doors open at 2.30pm.

Meet other parents, exchange ideas and tips and make new friends at our “Open House” groups or “Bumps, Babies & Beyond.” See your child grow up with their own peer group.

Improve your career opportunities by volunteering for us whilst you are taking a career break.

Subscription Fees help more parents to benefit from the free services the NCT offers. We have breast feeding counsellors, antenatal teachers, an “experiences register,” breast feeding help line (0870 444 8708), information booklets, and maternity sales catalogue.

 

To Join The NCT

Membership is £39 for the first year and £29 for subsequent years. For couples joining, if only one partner is a tax payer, the tax paying partner should pay the membership fee, and complete the “Charitable Giving Declaration.”

View more details at the: NCT Membership Page

Use the NCT online membership form

Alternatively eMail: Membership@NCTCambridge.org

 

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