Royal Garden Party

In 2020, we were awarded the ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is the highest award given to UK voluntary groups, being equivalent to the MBE. Due to the pandemic and all Royal events being cancelled, we’ve had to wait two years to attend Buckingham Palace.

This week two of our team attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, representing our charity and our fabulous volunteers.

Our volunteers are amazing and we couldn’t provide our many services without their incredible dedication and support. Thank you to all volunteers past and present who have championed our work and supported us over the years. read more

Walking Group

We are taking our popular groups to the great outdoors – running a walking group within our home town of Wigan Borough.

The group ‘Bumps, Boobs and Buggies’ will run twice a month, once during the week and once at the weekend.

We would absolutely love to see you there and hope you can come along and support the group with your family!

Here are the dates for April:
⭐Sunday 10th April, 11am -12pm at Pennington Flash

⭐Thursday 21st April, 11am -12pm at Orrell Water Park

Top 10 Tips for Breastfeeding in Public!

Let’s talk about breastfeeding in public -it’s one of those things we rarely see when we’re out and about, or maybe it’s just that we’ve never actually noticed? Whatever, it’s something that most of us need to consider while we are breastfeeding and for most of us, just the thought of exposing ourselves in public can be a little daunting! Here at Breastfeeding Together we are huge advocates of responsive feeding, now most of us will know that this is about following our baby’s cues and feeding them as and when they require, but not so many realise that this is also about responding to our own needs too! So in those early days this could mean that if you do need to pop out for short trips, you can offer your baby a breastfeed before you leave, which may well satisfy them enough until you return, meaning you can avoid having to do the deed in public if you don’t yet feel comfortable. As time goes by, both you and your baby will start to become more confident with feeding and it’s at this point most of us want to start getting out and about for longer periods and resuming normal life (whatever that is!) If that time has come, and you are starting to feel a slightly nervous, then don’t worry we all remember the feeling and we are here with our top 10 tips to feeding in public! read more

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!