Saturday, 3 August 2013

Celebrate World Breastfeeding week and #win!

minene nursing shawl - breastfeeding cover


As you may know the 1st to the 8th of August this year is World breastfeeding Week 2013. Although my breastfeeding journey with my daughter ended last year after 23 happy months when my little lady self weaned, it is still something I feel strongly about about promoting. The way a mother feeds her baby is a personal choice and would never reassure someone into breastfeeding if that was not what they wanted to do. However I feel it is important that all mothers are making an informed choice and information and support is available to them if needed. WBW is all about making that information and support available to mother's around the world.

I have written about my breastfeeding choices before and earlier this week I shared my experiences of breastfeeding and returning to work over on the Minene blog.

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Minene will be donating £1 from each nursing shawl, nursing poncho and supersize muslin they sell to a breastfeeding peer support network. Don't forget to check out the Minene Blog this week for daily guest posts from breastfeeding mothers past and present and a fabulous competition.

The lovely folks at Minene have offered me one of their beautiful Breastfeeding Shawls (pictured above) to giveaway to one lucky My Mummy's Pennies reader who shares their breastfeeding advice or tips below. Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below to enter...

Good Luck!


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There's lots going on around the web to mark #WBW13 so I thought i'd share some offers and competitions below...

The Lactivist and The Natural Nursery are giving away a fabulous breastfeeding bundle.

Minene are giving away breastfeeding items.

Frugi organic cotton clothing has 25% off breastfeeding wear until midnight on Thursday 8th August. Don't forget you can save 15% on all full price Frugi clothing with discount code BORIS.

Please do add any other #wbw13 offers, discounts competitions or posts on the linky below...


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24 comments:

  1. My mum gave me a great tip for getting through those first couple of weeks when breastfeeding hurt: Drink very cold water through a straw as your baby is latching on. The cold water will help defer the pain. Other things that helped me include listening to relaxing music or watching a nice relaxing nature programme!

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  2. My first great tip would be to buy some nipple covers just incase. My son couldn't latch and I wish I had some. By the time I found out about them it was too late.

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  3. Just stay as relaxed as you can. You relax, baby relaxes and your milk flows more easily. Do whatever it is that relaxes you - lie down to feed, watch the TV, whatever works for you. And it does get easier. I promise!

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  4. Always take any help and support offered. It makes it easier and also you will meet some great friends

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  5. Love these and even though I will miss bf week this year by a matter of days I'm happy to celebrate the power of the noob ;-)

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  6. My best tip was to just build a nest and go with it, the early days pass in a blur but then it gets easier and is so lovely

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  7. use lanolin ointment so you dont get any cracks or bleeding

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  8. Be confident about feeding in public. People are almost always positive (or non plussed) and would rather see you feeding than listen to your poor hungry baby scream!

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  9. Make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need to hand especially a bottle of water

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  10. I had a problem with my MIL saying it was gross, my son is now 11 months and I take great delight in breast feeding in front of her to prove it is normal, natural and the best thing for him. Unfortunately people are so used to breasts being sexual objects they are unable to see that they are really for nourishing infants.

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  11. This tip is for twin mummies who are breastfeeding - make sure you get a good twin breastfeeding pillow, it makes the process a whole lot easier and tandem feeding far more comfortable.

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  12. I have not got a tip for breast feeding mum's as I have no experiance of this

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  13. Pump as well as breastfeed so that other people can help you feed baby.

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  14. My son was born two and a half weeks ago, and i'm breastfeeding him. I actually love it, it doesn't hurt any longer (those first few days were very sore!) and I feed him on demand. My best tip is get it in your head you're going to breastfeed before the little one is even born. In my mind there was no other option but to breastfeed, and for me, it's worked!

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  15. Make sure you take care of yourself - eat, drink and sleep where possible - to ensure a good milk supply.

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  16. try and relax, get others to do jobs for you so you can spend time with baby latched to help build supply

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  17. take all the advice you can from the midwives and nurses, before you get home and call them at the first sign you are having trouble, even if just to reassure you.

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  18. Always take any help and support offered.

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  19. Make sure you have everything near by your favourite seat before you start

    Jamie

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  20. Gather what you may need before sitting down and just relax.
    the first 6 weeks are the worst. After that its a breeze

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  21. Put cabbage leaves in your bra when they're feeling sore, if your boobs hurt less you are more likely to preserver

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