Families triumphant!

Campaign success! Full-time Infant Feeding Coordinator Post in Cornwall will NOT be lost. Helen Shanahan and Stephanie Heard would like to record their heartfelt thanks to everyone who signed the change.org petition and offered their support and good wishes during the campaign to continue their work as Infant Feeding Coordinators for Cornwall. Mums and families … 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…

Mums, volunteers and concerned Health Care Professionals make a show of support for Infant Feeding Coordinator Post at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Public Meeting

Emotive display of support outside board meeting Mums with little ones, Grandparents, Dads, breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteers and Health Care Professionals gathered outside a public meeting yesterday to express their concern to reports that the full-time post of Infant Feeding Coordinator (IFC), funded by the CFT, was under threat. The strength of feeling was very … Read more…

Thrush and Peer Supporting

Thrush is a common and harmless yeast infection in a baby’s mouth that can affect your nipples during breastfeeding. Yeast is a normal part of everyone’s digestive system, but when there’s an overgrowth, an infection sets in. Please see our popular Audioboom about Thrush above and there are more details on the symtoms, causes and treatment below. … Read more…

New and updated Essential Guide tailored to your area

The new and updated Cornwall Essential guide to feeding and caring for you baby is hot off the press, with extra pages and more information than ever before. Emphasising the UNICEF Baby Friendly information, we have now included a fascinating piece on ‘Oxytocin and Your Babies Amazing Brain’ along with other new features. Download your … Read more…

Tongue Tie

The existence of a frenulum, or tongue tie, under the baby’s tongue is a normal thing, and about 10% of us have one.  The vast majority of these are thin and stretchy and do not cause any problem with feeding, speech or anything else and should not regarded as an abnormality which needs to be corrected … Read more…