Breastfeeding Awareness

There are a lot of events happening over the next week 23-29th June, supported by Royal College of Midwives & local breastfeeding groups.

Free_to_FeedBreastfeeding is still seen as some sort of a mystery, with strong opinions expressed by women, men and the media about its normality in our society.

From our perspective, bras4mums was developed 9 years ago, when T-J was breastfeeding no.2 baby & couldn’t easily get nursing bras with a toddler in tow! Her experiences showed that despite all the negative information she received, (neither Mother had breastfed & didn’t understand how you can ‘measure’ what food baby was getting!), she could do what was best for her and both babies. She returned to work when no.1 was 5 months old and continued to express and feed no.1 until 9 months old. Second time around, T-J had to suddenly stop feeding when she went to care for her sick mother for a few weeks 200 miles away from baby.

This week, we’d like to share some stories our customers have shared over the years about their experiences. They’re not unique, but certainly show the diverse situations and feelings we have as mothers, (and fathers), when breastfeeding our children. Please feel free to add your comments, or if you’d like to share your story, we’d love to hear from you. Send your story to info@bras4mums.co.uk.

If you’re part of breastfeeding group, please do share your events on our facebook page, and we’ll do our best to share what we can. We do know that some women can’t breastfeed for all sorts of reasons. We hope you can join in with your experiences this week as well, as it’s all about breastfeeding awareness!

We look forward to continuing to Supporting You over the next 9 years, (imagine, an 18 year old baby!), Through Pregnancy and Beyond

Breastfeeding Support Groups, (not exhaustive):

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers , Breastfeeding Network, National Childbirth Trust (NCT), La Leche League

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