Monday, 24 June 2013

Free Baby Food


Tongue in cheek advert for breastfeeding with a baby breastfeeding in the background

Today is the second day of The British National Breastfeeding Week and to celebrate I am taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt.  The theme today is "Top Breastfeeding Tips You Should Know" and one of the ideas was to name/ review your favourite products, so I thought I would do an advert for the only products you really need: boobs and breast milk.

Keep Britain Breastfeeding 2013 Scavenger Hunt Logo

To take part in the scavenger hunt you need to subscribe Breastfeeding in England blog and go to the other blogs and websites taking part in the Scavenger hunt. Each blog will post between 1 and 7 posts this week.  Each blog post will have a rafflecopter widget where you can enter and earn points, if you get over 50 points (quite easy to do) you will be entered into a prize drawer to win £1000 worth of products for breastfeeding and babies. A number of posts will have additional competitions you can enter, like this one.

Lactivist is giving one of you opportunity to win a Keep Britain Breastfeeding T-shirt if you enter the competition below. Lactivist is a brilliant website with products (such as t-shirts, bags and badges) promoting breastfeeding and gentle parenting in an amusing way. Check out their website for great and funny products and their blog for loads of great breastfeeding advice.

I love mummy milk logo by lactivistBaby wearing Mummy Milk Rocks t-shirt

Please check out some of the other blogs taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt:


Please come back to my blog later this week for more posts.

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34 comments:

  1. Find a way to feed that is comfortable for you use pillows or the arm of the sofa whatever works for you. Also if one position doesn't work for you try another until you find one that does

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  2. It's hard going at first but ultimately it becomes so easy - boobs are portable,they fill themselves, deliver milk at the right temp and are free :-)

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  3. Danielle Fernandes24 June 2013 at 09:46

    My top tip is although breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, it may not feel that way in the beginning! Just remember that it is a completely new skill for you and your baby to learn together, and it may take a little time and practice before you both feel like experts at it! Ask for help if you are struggling, and let your partner and family know how they can support you. Most of all, enjoy all of the cute sleepy baby cuddles, and milk drunk expressions while feeding, they make it all worthwhile! :D x

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  4. My top tip is to get help as early as possible...go to breastfeeding clubs to be around other women who are breastfeeding. It may be natural but it's still something new that both you and baby have to get used to. Once you are both comfortable with it, it's absolutely beautiful!

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  5. make sure that you are comfortable where you are sitting. I found a foot stool invaluable.

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  6. Attend LLL or similar meetings before you give birth and surround yourself with supportive people.

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  7. Good for both of you and free too. Find a support group, even if it is a virtual one, it helps so much to talk to others in the same situation as you.

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  8. Don't be afraid to seek support, no matter what point of the breastfeeding journey you're at

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  9. Relax, it might take a couple of weeks but get it right and it is the easy and enjoyable

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  10. charlotte louise24 June 2013 at 16:33

    join a online or community group to meet or chat with other breastfeeding mums

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  11. Seek help, this is my second time around but each baby is different. never give up on a bad day.

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  12. Seek help, this is my second time of breastfeeding but each baby is different. Never give up on a bad day.

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  13. As hard as it may be try to relax, get comfortable and have plenty of water on hand it can be a thirsty business for Mum too

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  14. Find a comfy position that works for you and baby, my life changed for the better when I learned to feed lying down.

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  15. Let your breastfeeding be baby-led i.e. feed them whenever they want to feed - be it for food, drink or comfort

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  16. Stick with it, it may be painful at first but you are BOTH learning. Its really worth it!

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  17. Love the post title :)
    my top tip would be to get to your local support groups before baby arrives, meet the breastfeeding supporters and local breastfeeding mums. These people and their companionship, support, knowledge and experience will be so valuable to you, and its easier to go to them after baby is born if you have already met them

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  18. Relax, and enjoy it doesn't last forever x

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  19. Brilliant ad!!
    My top tip is to do your research before the baby comes. Find out what normal newborn feeding behaviour is and how small their tummies really are. Being prepared will make it easier when you're feeding all the time.

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  20. Love the advert idea!! The much over used phrase 'keep calm and carry on' applies to breastfeeding in my mind, just ignore all the comments, 'advice' and any funny looks and get on with it!!

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  21. Have a lactation consultant's details ready in case you have problems with your newborn. Most midwives/doctors won't be able to diagose tongue tie (particularly posterior ones) etc.

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  22. i love the ad! top tip would be to get a bfeeding scarf!

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  23. do what feels breast to you!! hahaaa...but seriously. just stay determined through the hard times and when it's getting tough remember all the benefits for your gorgeous little bubba! xxxxx

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  24. My top tip is learn to feed lying down as it sure makes those night feeds easier

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  25. My top tip is to never let anyone question your own milk supply, if your baby is producing plenty of wet and dirty nappies then your doing a good job :)

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  26. Keep everything close to hand

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  27. If you don't have anyone in 'real life' who has successfully breastfed join an online bf forum/group - the tips, advice and general morale-boosting posts are great for helping you through tricky times.

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  28. Samantha Bowes28 June 2013 at 13:48

    Enjoy it whilst it lasts. They don't breastfeed for that long in the grand scheme of things!

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  29. Get everything you might need and put it in reach @MummyFever

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  30. Keep claim and don't let anyone pressure you .x

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  31. to keep at it , ask for help if youre struggling and listen to what baby wants @chanson2010

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  32. keep going , ask for help and listen to what baby wants x @chanson2010

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