Entries from March 2008

Announcement: Welcome to our blog

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Breastfeeding is an amazing achievement. Not just for babies who benefit from the nutrients contained in real baby milk, but also for their mums, partners and families. THE CAMPAIGN The Be a Star campaign is dedicated to increasing the number of young mums who choose to breastfeed. We hope to do this by showcasing the […]

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West Lancashire Local Support Details

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPS St. John’s Children’s Centre and Extended School St John’s Catholic Primary School, Flamstead, Birch Green, Skelmersdale WN8 6PF Tel: 01695 559867 Park Children’s Centre Barnes Road, Skelmersdale WN8 8HN Tel: 01695 554535 First Steps Children’s Centre First Steps Tanhouse, Sure Start Children’s Centre, Eavesdale, Tanhouse, Skelmersdale WN8 6BA Tel: 01695 724873 Ormskirk Moorgate […]

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Chorley, South Ribble and Preston Local Support Details

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

CHORLEY AND SOUTH RIBBLE Astley and Buckshaw Children’s Centre Tuesday 9.30-11am Chancery Road, Astley Village PR7 1XP 01257 248980 Clayton Brook Children’s Centre Tuesday 10-12 noon Great greens Lane, Clayton Brook, PR5 8HL Tel: 01772 310150 Duke Street Children’s Centre Wednesday 1-3pm Duke Street,Chorley PR7 3DU Tel: 01257 276253 Coppull primary school and Children’s centre […]

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Chorley and South Ribble local support details

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

CHORLEY Highfield Nursery School and Early Years Centre Wright Street, Chorley PR6 0SL Tel: 01257 262441 Clayton Brook Children’s Centre Great Greens Lane, Clayton Brook, Bamber Bridge, Chorley PR5 8HL Tel: 01772 3101501 CHORLEY & S RIBBLE HEALTH VISITORS Adlington Clinic Tel: 01772 6444670 Bamber Bridge Clinic Tel: 01772 6444684 Chorley Health Centre Tel: 01772 […]

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Blackburn with Darwen Local Support Details

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN Accrington Road Children’s Centre Accrington Road Children’s Centre, Accrington Road,Blackburn BB1 2AF Tel: 01254 265130 Audley and Queen’s Park Children’s Centre Pringle Street, Blackburn BB1 1SF Tel: 01254 507750 Darwen Children’s Centre Chapel site, Winterton Road, Darwen BB3 0ER Tel: 01254 701535 Darwen Children’s Centre Lord Street, Darwen BB3 0HD Tel: 01254 […]

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Dads and breastfeeding

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

As a dad, you are very likely to want to get involved with the day to day care of your baby, but what if mum decides to breastfeed? What does it mean to you? The first few weeks with a new baby can be a roller coaster ride, and it is really helpful if mums […]

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Sticky: Breastfeeding experiences

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Everyone’s experience of breastfeeding is unique. Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life, but it can be demanding and, even the most experienced mum needs help and support. So, please post your experiences here  As long as you are honest you will be helping many women establish and continue breastfeeding. […]

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Tongue Tie

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Tongue tie (or Ankyloglossia to give it its proper name) is a condition where the piece of skin (frenulum) under the baby’s tongue is short, and can stop the tongue from moving properly. Although it does not always cause a problem, some babies can have difficulty with breastfeeding, as the baby cannot take enough of […]

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Thrush & breastfeeding

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Thrush (Candida Albicans) is a fungal infection and can occur during breastfeeding, affecting mother, baby or both. It often happens after either one of you has been given antibiotics for an infection, or if the nipple becomes cracked and sore. SIGNS OF THRUSH IN MUM Sudden pain in the nipple or breast the nipple may […]

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Mastitis

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Mastitis is the inflammation (swelling) of the breast tissue and can be a common problem seen in breastfeeding women. The first signs of it may be a wedge-shaped painful red area on the breast which can feel lumpy and hot to the touch. It may cause you to suddenly feel unwell, with flu-like symptoms such […]

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