WELCOME to this issue of LLLGB’s Healthcare Professionals Newsletter. In this issue see what’s new in LLLGB, find useful links to LLLGB’s information on topical breastfeeding issues that can be shared with parents, enjoy our focus this issue on breastfeeding and sleep and take the chance to use the discount code to equip yourself with the full sample set of LLLGB’s 51 information sheets and booklets! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Professor Amy Brown talk hosted by LLL Waltham Forest. Plus lots more!
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Breastfeeding Support gets a boost in Scotland –
“We are delighted that La Leche League GB (LLLGB) has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government for three projects to enable more and better breastfeeding support across Scotland….
FOCUS on SLEEP
“It is perfectly normal for babies – especially breastfed babies – to wake and feed at night throughout at least the first year. A baby may show a very strong preference for staying next to his mother at night. Parents who follow advice to never take their baby into bed with them may have difficulty getting enough sleep…”
I need some sleep! Knowing you are not alone at difficult times can be reassuring. This article, originally published in LLLGB’s members publication ‘Breastfeeding Matters’, can be shared with parents.
Available in the LLLGB Shop:
Information sheets on sleep LLLGB’s Safe Sleep information sheet explains how you can reduce risks and help everyone get the sleep they need.
By Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J Smith and Teresa Pitman. This book from La Leche League International has been written by the authors of “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding”. It combines a warm, common sense style with accurate, up-to-date and rigorously referenced information.
“My thoughts about Sweet Sleep” a review by Rina Demiri.
“Sweet Sleep” validated my feelings and reassured me that I have done the right things with my little one. “Sweet Sleep” is very important because of the scientific facts about sleep it contains but also because it includes many mother’s opinions and stories, regarding their sleep experiences, from around the world…”
“Sleeping with your baby” by James McKenna. “Trusted advice from the world’s authority on co-sleeping; your guide to understanding how to make nighttimes with your baby safe, fun and relaxing. Whether you do it occasionally or every night, do it safely…”
NEW ON THE LLLGB WEBSITE
Fussy evenings with a newborn “Most new parents, unless they have been around newborn babies a lot before, are surprised and sometimes confused by how intensely their baby needs to be held and comforted. At times, it can feel like very hard work, or even as if, whatever you try, nothing quite works…”
Signs of effective feeding in the early days “Most babies are keen to feed in the first 90 minutes after they are born especially if they are in skin-to-skin contact with their mum. If your baby is too sleepy to take this first feed or needs medical attention, it’s a good idea to ask your healthcare team to show you how to hand express and give the colostrum by teaspoon or syringe…”
Using donor milk and formula to support breastfeeding “Babies sometimes need more milk than they can take at the breast.This may be because they were born early or small, and don’t yet have enough energy to do all the work of breastfeeding.Sometimes mothers don’t have as much milk as their baby needs. It is important that babies get enough milk to be healthy and to grow normally…”
Feeding late preterm babies “Late preterm babies are usually defined as those born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation. Because these babies are often well – most don’t need to spend time in Special Care – and because they look like full- term babies (just a bit smaller), it’s often assumed that they will breastfeed easily from the start…”
A Talk by Professor Amy Brown, hosted by La Leche League Waltham Forest “Fifteen years researching how our babies are fed: what have we learnt?” Followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments and book signing – Amy’s books will be for sale.
Why not try out our online shop using this limited edition shipping discount voucher code: spring19
This voucher gives you £5 off our Full Sample Set of 51 LLLGB Information Sheets and Booklets.
Ten vouchers are available to readers of this newsletter on a first come, first served basis.
Enter voucher code at checkout. Valid only for online orders. One use per customer. All vouchers expire 14th June 2019
Our leaflets are also available in bulk in A4 pads of 50, A3 packs of 20 and booklet packs of 5 or 10.
Single printed copies of all items can also be purchased.
How does shopping with LLLGB make a difference?
When you buy from the LLLGB Shop you can be reassured that everything we sell is in line with LLL philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding. All our products are carefully read and checked for accuracy by our experienced LLL Leaders (breastfeeding counsellors). And our information sheets and booklets are kept updated on a rolling basis by our dedicated leaflet team. We’ll use any profits from your purchases to further our charity’s work supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Our Shop is run by a team of LLL Leader volunteers with in depth knowledge of the products we offer. If you have any questions about products or ordering you can contact them by email or through the contact form on our website.
Orders and purchase orders
Most customers place orders through our website, paying by card or PayPal. However we also welcome official purchase orders from businesses and organisations where purchasing takes place through procurement departments. Purchase orders should be emailed to [email protected]. For more information about ordering, including purchase orders go to http://www.lllgbbooks.co.uk/order-faqs.html
Other popular products:
LLLGB Printed A4 poster pack £5
Our full set of 7 different A4 posters printed on A4 glossy 250gm
Posters are also available as free pdf downloads.
LLLGB keyrings £1.50–£4
Each keyring comes in an attractive organza bag and features a handy LLLGB branded trolley coin along with five double-sided plastic tags, each covering a different age and stage.
Single trolley coin also available
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