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…

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…

Top 10 ways for partners to help breastfeeding

As a dad myself, I know that a partner’s support can make a massive difference to anyone’s experience of breastfeeding. Taken from Amy Brown’s book, published by Pinter & Martin ltd,  here is some advice on how a partner can help: Top 10 ways for partners to help 1. Feed the mother. This might mean literally cutting … Read more…

Pattern for Crochet Breast

Materials: 4:00mm Crochet Hook Light coloured double knitting wool Dark coloured double knitting wool Toy Stuffing Abbreviations: Ch.         Chain dc.         Double Crochet sl. st.      Slip stitch htr.         Half treble 2 htr dec:     wool on hook, insert hook into next st., wool on hook then insert hook into next … Read more…

Oxytocin and your baby’s amazing brain

Your baby’s brain is still very much a ‘work in progress’ when he or she is born and a huge amount of brain development continues in the first 2 years of life. We know that interaction between babies and parents has a long term and lasting impact on a baby’s social and emotional development. All … Read more…