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…

Grants Awarded to Breastfeeding Groups in Cornwall

Real Baby Milk is delighted to have been able to award grants totalling nearly £2,500 to breastfeeding groups across Cornwall. The small grants programme was funded by Cornwall Council and applications were invited from groups to access funds of up to £250 to fund activities that would help with training, sustainability and / or resources … Read more…

Real Baby Milk welcomes new growth charts

The much anticipated arrival of the new WHO Growth charts (the ones in the red book) is here!

For a long time these charts, which are dutifully plotted every time you weigh your baby, have been measuring all babies against the weight of a formula fed baby. Due to there being 15-20% more calories in formula milk, the weight gain is significantly quicker than the natural weight gain of a breastfed baby. The change of these charts is even more significant due to the links to childhood obesity with the feeding of formula to babies.