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 Conference 2019

The are still some tickets remaining for the  Real Baby Milk Conference on the 25th January 2019 with key note speaker Professor Amy Brown. Active peer supporters can book free tickets. £16 for health care workers or other interested parties. Click here to book your tickets Click here to view the Conference draft outline Thank … Read more…

Launching a new peer support group

Suzi (pictured with LO), Shelley and George found great motivation and perseverance to launch a new Breastfeeding group within RNAS Culdrose Community Centre, Helston. Breast Intentions Breastfeeding Support Group is running as a supported group under RNAS Culdrose in partnership with Real Baby Milk.  We asked them how they went about it. What made you want to start a … 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…

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…

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…