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…

Breastfeeding Positions – Cross Cradle

Taken from our brand new Cornwall Essential guide to feeding and caring for your baby, here are details on one of the most popular breastfeeding positions, the cross cradle. There are several ways to hold a baby to breastfeed, and we hope you find this guide to them useful – but it is important to … 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…