Congratulations to Helen Shanahan – New Year’s Honour!

The team at Real Baby Milk send their love and congratulations to Helen Shanahan BEM, who has been honoured in the Queens’s new years honours list (page 132/140), announced on 28 December 2019. As many of you will know, Helen is an integral and very important contributor to the Real Baby Milk Essential Guide, along … Read more…

Statement from Real Baby Milk [originally posted on social media late November 2019]

We are reposting our statement about our decision to transfer the Breastfeeding Peer Support contract back to Cornwall Council.   The statement was posted on our Cornwall Groups Social Media feeds in November 2019.  It contains IMPORTANT information for Peer Supporters about who to contact if they are concerned about a mother and/or baby in the … Read more…

The EU and Real Baby Milk – important information – we thought you would like to know…

Real Baby Milk received European Social Fund monies at a critical time in its history (2009).  These monies went to develop our accredited Training and accredit our existing volunteers. They are a big part of the reason we are still here and able to continue to training all you lovely volunteers.   One of the … Read more…

Audio Boom links for Babies’ Weight Gain and Thrush

These audio boom links for Babies’ Weight Gain and Thrush have been so popular we are ‘sticking’ them to our front page as requested recently by some of our lovely volunteers!  We are also planning some more … so watch this space. Click here for the audio boom link for supporting mums with concerns over … Read more…

Steph Heard to receive National Award for supporting breastfeeding!

Yes! Our very own Steph Heard is to receive a national award in recognition of her tireless work in supporting breastfeeding in Cornwall and beyond through her contribution to the Essential Guide Cornwall Essential guide to feeding and caring for your baby and her work in training health professionals.  This weekend, Steph will be attending the … Read more…

Major new study – Breastfeeding & IQ

The results of a major new study into the link between breastfeeding and higher IQ (and earnings in later life) has just been published.  This is an important study as previous studies have found it difficult to filter out the income and social class of mums in relation to continuation of breastfeeding. This study was … Read more…