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Author: Paula Rowley

All or Nothing?

All or Nothing?

What does it really mean to ‘succeed’ at breastfeeding? I am a peer supporter but I did not exclusively breastfeed my baby. That often surprises people but it’s true. I did not even manage to exclusively breastfeed my baby for 24 hours. We were still not exclusively breastfeeding when she was weaned onto solid foods. Recently I’ve found myself talking to people a lot about the concept of ‘all or nothing’ applied to breastfeeding. It often feels to parents like…

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Supporting Breastfeeding During COVID19

Supporting Breastfeeding During COVID19

A Q&A with Angie Bell, Infant Feeding Co-ordinator It’s National Breastfeeding Celebration Week and as this year’s theme is “Breastfeeding during COVID19”, we thought we’d catch up with Angie Bell, one of our lovely Infant Feeding Co-ordinators for a chat about how Coronavirus has affected her day to day work. Hi Angie, thanks for taking the time to talk to us! For people who don’t know you, can you tell us a little more about what an Infant Feeding Co-ordinator…

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Remote Antenatal Breastfeeding Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote Antenatal Breastfeeding Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As our Antenatal Workshops have sadly been suspended due to the spread of COVID-19 here are some ways you can prepare to breastfeed your baby from home💜 💜Watch a replay of our Facebook live on preparing to breastfeed with Emma Pickett IBCLC, Chair of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and IBCLC https://www.facebook.com/charnwoodbras/posts/3183396188361423?__tn__=-R💜Join our Charnwood BRAS, Virtual Breastfeeding Cafe! and chat to other mums about what to expect!💜Read a brilliant book about breastfeeding, our favourites are: 📔La Leche League, The Womanly Art of…

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