Summer is here!

Summer is here, albeit temporarily if the great British weather is anything to go by! We’ve prepared a couple of new info graphics to help you understand the changes we sometimes see when the weather does….

If you’ve got a baby who’s already fed what feels like about 600 times already today in the heat, then you are not alone! It’s very common for babies to take shorter more frequent feeds when the weather is hot. Breastmilk adapts to become more thirst quenching and those shorter feeds provide more of the watery milk that meets their need for hydration. This means that breastfed babies don’t need any extra water, they still get everything they need from the breast! As a side effect, we sometimes notice baby’s poos turn a little more green during this time- that’s down to the increase in watery milk, its usually temporary and will revert to type along with the weather. read more

Fathers Day- How can dads support breastfeeding?

In honour of Fathers Day yesterday, we’ve created a new info graphic to provide information for new dads and dads to be….

Dads and partners are welcome at all of our antenatal sessions (to find out more and book click here) and one of the questions we are most commonly asked is ‘how can I support mum and bond with my baby when baby is breastfed?’

We know that dads don’t need breasts or bottles to bond with their babies, but it can feel a little daunting when mum seems to be doing all the hard work trying to get feeding established! There are still lots of ways you can help to support mum with feeding as well as develop a strong bond with your little one. Use our suggestions as a starting point and find what works for you as a family! read more

June is our Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Today is the start of week 2 of our fabulous Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

Usually this means lots of events, picnics & get togethers. This year will be different but no less special, so enjoy our virtual events, get involved & have some fun!! Just remember to send us your photos so we can see what you’ve been up to…..

Text DONATE is here!

As many of you may know, our commissioned service, and therefore our funding, is coming to an end at the beginning of August but we won’t let that be the end of BfT…….we have too much good work left to do!

We want to ensure every mum who needs breastfeeding support gets it. We know babies don’t just breastfeed Monday-Friday, 9-5, so we want to continue be at the end of the phone or only a message away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In order to continue to provide this essential service to families we need to keep those funds coming in!! So please consider making a donation to us- it’s as easy as a text and every penny we receive makes a difference 💗 read more

June is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

It’s June!!!
And for Team BfT that means only one thing…….
Breastfeeding Awareness Month! 💗

It’s a month for celebration of breastfeeding and the recognition of not only it’s importance, but also the importance of the women who support other women with their choices and help them reach their feeding goals.

Usually this means lots of events, picnics parties and get togethers. This year will be different- but no less special, so keep an eye on our social media for our ‘events’!! read more