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…

NEW Resource – Contacting your local Councillor (or other elected representative)

Not everyone is confident about using their local democracy to achieve change. This is a resource for groups who wish to let their elected representative (Councillor) know about their worries or concern for their Community Group and to ask for their help. Background information Cornwall is what is called a Unitary Authority this means there … Read more…

NEW Essential Guide now available in North Middlesex!

Newly delivered is the essential guide for North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust using our Easy Read edition as a basis for their bespoke guide. It is a great example of what we can do to make our Essential Guide right for your area, using local photos and adding sections that suit your area’s particular … Read more…

Useful links

Cornwall Wild – Young Parent’s Project Mental Health Awareness Maternal Mental Health Perinatal Mental Health Team MindEd Educational Hub For Dads Dad pad – Some handy free articles and first-person accounts from Dads, for Dads (although we think they’re pretty good for anyone to read) talking about what to expect around the arrival of a … Read more…

Social Return on Investment Report

Social Return on Investment Report – Essential Guide to feeding and caring for your baby We always knew from informal feedback that the ‘Essential Guide to feeding and caring for your baby’ was valued as an excellent resource for Health, Children’s Service professionals and service users alike but this report goes further and proves its … Read more…

Real Baby Milk Christmas Appeal: We need more breasts!

Ditch the naff party games and bond with Great-Aunt Agatha by the fireside this Christmas by crafting some woolly breasts! While they often look quite comical, they are actually an essential item in a peer supporter’s tool kit, as we use them to demonstrate practical skills such as positioning and attachment, hand expressing and the … Read more…