Maternal Mental Health this Christmas.

Christmas and caring for a family – particularly if you have a new baby can put massive pressure on you, so it’s no wonder this can be a time when some mums start to feel less emotionally well.

We may perhaps start thinking about what can we actually do to help ourselves? The link below it talks over looking after your mental health at Christmas time. If things are feeling too much, we’re always here for a chat.

It’s always ok not to be ok, and there’s always support here for you.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/christmas/blog/you-and-your-mental-health-still-matter-christmas
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FREE Christmas Keepsake Craft!

We love a Keepsake craft here at Breastfeeding Together and we have one for just about every occasion!

This year we have a brand new set of printables for you to download and make your own Christmas cards with your baby’s feet!

All you need is some kid friendly poster paints, a chunky brush and a packet of baby wipes. Just paint those little feet, make an imprint on the card and you’re good to go. You can also add eyes and a nose to rudolf too or maybe decorate our Christmas tree.

Click the button below to download- feel free to share with your friends! read more

Home Visits are coming home!

Our home visits supporting breastfeeding and infant feeding are finally back and we are so happy to be back on the road!

We are often asked “What happens in a home visit?” so we thought we’d take a little time to explain….

Well…the answer to that really is what you want to happen! We’ll always be guided by you and your family’s needs!

We can visit you in whatever room you like, so please don’t worry if you’re still up in bed, and definitely don’t worry about being in your PJs or having hoovered!

We’ll start our visit by asking you a few questions and taking a few details, see how things have been going with your feeding so far- and what your concerns are. read more

Black Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Black Breastfeeding Week!

It’s the 9th year of Black Breastfeeding Week – this year the theme is ‘The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power’.

This week BBW honours the need for rest. At Breastfeeding Together we support black breastfeeding week, because we want to see an end to inequalities in infant and maternal health, and we believe that we need tailored support to help this happen.

This week is not about excluding anyone in any race from celebrating, it’s about raising each other up, bringing attention to the specific obstacles that black mums have to overcome to breastfeed and putting “Love On Top” read more

Breastfeeding Celebration Week

This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week here in the UK!

As the best way to celebrate breastfeeding is by normalising it, we are offering a massive 50% discount on our Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme to businesses and venues across the UK!

The scheme is a great way to show you support breastfeeding families on your business premises or at your events. Find out more here or to buy click here. Enter the code BFF2021 by 30/06/21 to get the reduced price of just £7.50 for a full year!

It’s Volunteer’s Week!

#weloveourvolunteers is actually one of our favourite hashtags here at BfT….because we really really do!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life… we have teachers, shop workers, bar staff, stay at home mums, paramedics, singers, dancers (those who think they can sing and dance but team night outs have proved otherwise 🤭) beauticians, drivers….and just about everything in-between. All very different, but what is the same is their passion, their commitment to families and how they strive to make a difference to each and every mother, parent, pregnant woman or person they come into contact with! read more

Breast milk. It’s white, right?

Breast milk. It’s white right? Or perhaps a bit more creamy or yellowy in those early days, but we do generally think about milk being within that vanilla colour scheme. It can be quite a surprise then, on expressing that that’s not always the case, and if it isn’t does that mean something’s wrong?

Nope!

Let’s file that beautiful colour variation under perfectly natural and pretty amazing. Human milk comes in a variety of colours, with a variety of causes which can even change from one feed to the next! – read more

What’s in a nappy: Part 2- Colour!

So we’ve already talked about what to expect in the early days and how newborn stools change in the first week or so of life, but beyond that we still get loads of questions asking about poo and what’s ‘normal’ particularly regarding colour! Like most things, what’s normal for one baby might be quite different for another, things can even change from day to day (even hour to hour!) and there is a veritable rainbow of colours which can all fall within the realms of what we would expect to see! read more