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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2020, I would love to share some amazing mama run businesses that support mamas through their breastfeeding journeys. Please check out these amazing ladies and fantastic products and services... Boo.B Ltd Siaba Tumoe became a first time mum in early 2015. Like many new mothers, her decision to breastfeed didn’t start off as plain sailing. In fact it was a very stressful  period. Luckily for her,  her mother decided to research foods that aid the production of breast milk and she began to incorporate them into her home cooking. With her new lactogenic diet and...

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#tbt One from the Archive: feeding our children with love

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#tbt One from the Archive: feeding our children with love

First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 24th July 2013. 10YO was approaching 4YO, and 8YO was was almost 18 months old.)  I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘nursing in public’ aka #NIP lately, which is bizarre since I finished breastfeeding nearly six months ago. I think it’s because I’ve recently come across @Wolf_Mummy on Twitter and her tireless work to normalise breastfeeding in public and challenge head-on Tweeters who write offensive and often aggressive tweets about/towards mums nursing in public. A slightly more tame example: Curt Blake@CurtBlake1 Jul 18, 2013 Replying to @HappyMommy @HappyMommy_ @Wolf_Mommy should be called indecent exposure like if...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Fennel

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Fennel

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Friday 4th November 2016.) Fennel is good for breastfeeding. But what is it? Fennel is a flowering plant in the carrot family, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, and is originally indigenous to the Mediterranean coast.[1] The bulb of the plant can be eaten as a vegetable, as can the stalks. The seeds are often used as a spice, either whole or ground, and are often used in Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.[2] In her book Mother Food, Hilary Jacobson writes that long before cattle, sheep and goats were domesticated and we...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Apricots

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Apricots

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 6th May 2014.) As well as tasting great, Apricots are friends of breastfeeding mums. They are one of our top ten lactogenic foods and can aid with breast milk production, so let’s find out a bit more about them. Usually referring to the species Prunus armeniaca, an apricot is a small, golden orange fruit, with velvety skin and flesh, or the tree that bears the fruit. However, Prunus brigantina, Prunus mandshurica, Prunus mume, and Prunus sibirica are closely related and have similar fruit also called apricots[i] & [ii]. They are relatives of the...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Almonds

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#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Almonds

(First published on The Contented Calf website on 25th March 2014.) Helping support breastfeeding For a breastfeeding mum, Almonds are one of our Top 10 Lactogenic Foods, helping to support breast milk supply as well as our general health.   So what is an Almond? Look up the definition of ‘almond’ and you will get something along the lines of the dictionary.com reference: A small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to West Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nut-like seed. The oval-shaped nut-like edible seed of this plant, which has a yellowish-brown shell [ii].   And what makes Almonds lactogenic? The healthy fats, protein, calcium...

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