2020 has been a difficult year for many reasons. Restrictions on the activities many of us normally enjoy have not been easy to deal with. Lifestyles have changed and sadly the year will end with many families being separated or grieving, having lost loved ones. Being unable to see many of the … [Read more...] about Holidays, Celebrations and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding always comes to an end – at some point, every breastfed baby or child stops breastfeeding. This article looks at what happens after your toddler or older child weans,1 how it feels for you and what it might mean for you going forward. Sometimes, because of difficulties, … [Read more...] about After weaning – what next?
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After the first three months, many mothers start to settle into a bit of a rhythm with their baby and begin to feel like life has become a bit more predictable. Then around four months (or anywhere between three and six months), babies seem to change all over again, sometimes becoming more fussy, … [Read more...] about What happens at four months?
This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2020), LLLGB has joined with 19 other breastfeeding organisations and are calling on the UK government to address the fragility of breastfeeding support services. Covid-19 exposes fragility of infant feeding support in the UK With breastfeeding support … [Read more...] about Joint World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Statement
Racial disparities in healthcare are evident in the UK, and the world of breastfeeding support is sadly no stranger to systemic racism. Not only are maternal and infant mortality rates in this country shockingly higher among Women of Colour than among White women, but there are also structural … [Read more...] about In pursuit of equitable breastfeeding support
Online meetings, for us via Zoom, are great in allowing us to continue to meet and offer breastfeeding support. Some advantages include getting support right where you are, without needing to get dressed, leave your home, maybe even leave your bedroom. You can be doing things right up until the … [Read more...] about LLL and community online – how we make it happen
While we currently cannot run face to face beginning breastfeeding courses, we're delighted to be able to offer a free online alternative. For more information, please click here. … [Read more...] about Beginning breastfeeding online – free antenatal courses
Breastfeeding supporters in the UK – both voluntary and paid – are skilled and experienced in offering breastfeeding support over the phone and online. Several helplines are available, and many have increased capacity: National Breastfeeding Helpline (run by the Association of Breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding support in the UK during the COVID-19 situation.
If your baby is exclusively formula-fed If you are unable to find your usual formula milk, you can use any brand of first stage infant formula milk. They are all required by law to meet the same nutritional standards. “Stage 2” follow-on formula milk must not be used for babies under 6 … [Read more...] about Milk for your baby during the coronavirus pandemic