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…

Come and see us at UNICEF Baby Friendly Conference

On 14 November, we will pack up our cars and make our way up to Liverpool to set up our stand at the annual UNICEF Baby Friendly Conference.  This year it is at the ACC Liverpool on 15th and 16th November. Being our 12th stand at the conference, we are really excited to see the … Read more…

The EU and Real Baby Milk – important information – we thought you would like to know…

Real Baby Milk received European Social Fund monies at a critical time in its history (2009).  These monies went to develop our accredited Training and accredit our existing volunteers. They are a big part of the reason we are still here and able to continue to training all you lovely volunteers.   One of the … Read more…

Steph Heard to receive National Award for supporting breastfeeding!

Yes! Our very own Steph Heard is to receive a national award in recognition of her tireless work in supporting breastfeeding in Cornwall and beyond through her contribution to the Essential Guide Cornwall Essential guide to feeding and caring for your baby and her work in training health professionals.  This weekend, Steph will be attending the … Read more…

Major new study – Breastfeeding & IQ

The results of a major new study into the link between breastfeeding and higher IQ (and earnings in later life) has just been published.  This is an important study as previous studies have found it difficult to filter out the income and social class of mums in relation to continuation of breastfeeding. This study was … Read more…

Accredited Peer Support Training begins

Real Baby Milk is delighted to be among the first breastfeeding organisations to be offering accredited peer support training in the UK. The training course, accredited by the National Open College Network, is now up and running in Cornwall with plans to deliver it elsewhere in the UK currently being developed. Trainees undertake a six … Read more…

RBM shortlisted for national social enterprise award

Real Baby Milk CIC is delighted to have been shortlisted for a national award for the ‘Highest Growth Champion’ in the UK. Directors of the social enterprise will be attending the awards ceremony in London on June 9th to see if they have succeeded in winning the award. “Like any social enterprise, we are so … Read more…