If your boobs could talk, they’d ask you to walk, jog or run the 2013 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Friends of Breastfeeding. It’s a great oppurtunity to get fit and Raise money for a good cause. The marathon takes place on 3rd June at 2pm. Each participant will receive a sponsored t-shirt which will be sent to you prior to the event.
The monies raised from this event will go a long way to enabling Friends of Breastfeeding to continue to provide breastfeeding mothers with the information and support options to enable them to have the breastfeeding experience they choose.
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You can request a sponsorship card from us or sign up at http://www.sponsor.ie/]www.sponsor.ie Nominate Friends of Breastfeeding as your chosen charity and post your personal link to friends and family worldwide via the internet.
The All About Baby Fair is back again! After the huge success of last year’s event, Friends of Breastfeeding are pleased to announce that we will be doing it all again this year! If you are interested in booking a stall, please check out our Exhibitor Information Page.
Friends of Breastfeeding are delighted to be one of the nominated charities on My Kids Time for 2013. The winning charity with the most votes by midnight 31st January will become the My Kids Time Charity of the Year and will receive support and advertising throughout the year. Please take a minute to cast you vote by clicking on the link http://www.mykidstime.ie/d/
vote-2013-mykidstime-charity-ye ar We are the only breastfeeding support charity to be nominated and would love the chance to help even more mothers in Ireland have the breastfeeding experience they choose. The way the awards are set up means that you can vote for more then one charity, so even if you make us your second choice, it makes a big difference to us. You can also vote once a day so if you’re that way inclined, who are we to complain?
As always we appreciate your support and look forward to another busy year!
Are you a new mum? Are you pregnant and hoping to breastfeed?
Then the Breastfeeding Buddy System is for you!
What is a Breastfeeding Buddy?
A Breastfeeding Buddy is mum in your local area who has breastfed her own child and who has attended breastfeeding information training. She is not a health professional but she will be able to provide you with peer support and encouragement. She will provide you with literature/information on breastfeeding and sources of other help available in your area should you need it. Your Breastfeeding Buddy will encourage and support you through the early days of breastfeeding your baby. Your Breastfeeding Buddy is also available to you to accompany you to a local group or to go out for a coffee to nurse in public for the first time. The Buddy system will Launch February 2nd 2013.
For more information or to find a buddy in your area, click here
As many of you may recall, Independent Midwife Philomena Canning took a brave stand back in November 2012 when she declined an award for Midwife of the Year due to the awards being sponsored by a formula company, The SMA Know – How Maternity & Infant Awards.
An online petition was set up and we have 885 signatures to date – wonderful, people power!!! Following the protest, Philomena wrote to ABA (An Bord Altranais – The Irish Nursing Board) on the 28th of December.
The midwives now badly need your support to get ABA to act on the letter. So if you have a minute or two, please consider dropping a line or two to the CEO Dr Pidgeon, letting him know that you support the demands made by the midwives and await the response of the Board with interest.
Pop your email to Dr Maura Pidgeon, CEO @: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support
The following petition is being circulated to show opposition to the sponsorship of the Maternity and Infant awards by formula companies. If you feel it is unethical for a formula company to sponsor the Maternity and Infant Awards, please add your voice. Thanks!