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November 2008 - Customer Service is Appalling!

MytickerscriptOkay, so I don't like using my blog to post negative reviews about products but this is one I really have to post about because I am incredibly angry about how I've been treated by the company,

Here's the story. As you know I'm a work at home mum as are many of my blog, forum and website visitors. A week or so ago as I was trying to come up with ways of attracting more traffic to my website I thought to myself, hey, why don't I get one of those scripts that create a ticker that people can use in their forum and siggies. So I started hunting around and found

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Get your very own free personalised breastfeeding ticker!

Free Tickers Ticker

Looking for a fun breastfeeding milestone ticker? Well is proud to announce a new site feature which enables breastfeeding mothers to create their very own breastfeeding ticker for use on blogs, forums, social networking sites, email signatures and anywhere else you'd like to share your information!

We're also offering a number of other tickers including pregnancy due date, baby and child age, birthday countdown, trying to conceive, angel remembrance, weight loss, anniversary countdown, adoption countdown, vacation countdown and other events :)

So pop by now and create your very own free ticker! Simply visit, select your ticker, enter the details you want to record and copy a small piece of code to add to your signatures. That's it. Enjoy!

Mommy's Little Breastfeeding Book

Many mothers make the decision to breastfeed when they find out they are pregnant. Some do a little research; others wait to let nature take its course. The reality though is often very different from the well-intentioned plans and sadly many mothers fall at the first sign of trouble.

So what can be done to help new mothers breastfeed for longer? Well, fortunately there are a number of excellent breastfeeding books and support services available. I've mentioned many of these before both here and on my website.

Now I've got a new book to add to my selection,  Mommy's Little Breastfeeding Book: 101 Tips Your Baby Wants You to Know About Breastfeeding, written by Michelle Leigh Carnesecca, an experienced lactation consultant and registered nurse. 

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October Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and Poverty

Breastfeeding friendly Welcome to a slightly different Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month we are taking part in Blog Action Day, the theme of which is poverty. I've decided to concentrate on how poverty in terms of  a lack of knowledge and understanding about breastfeeding affects society in general.

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Storytelling Key To Child Development

Gail Porter 

Celebrity mum Gail Porter is supporting calls for a 21st Century makeover of the art of storytelling as a new report shows it is an essential part of child development.

The study by kids’ yogurt brand Munch Bunch and child psychologist Dr Richard Woolfson, reveals that 75% of the nation’s mums and dads believe they must tell stories to children to help their development, with 65% saying it helps fuel youngsters creative imagination and 51% see it as a way to calm them.

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Isn't She Lovely... It's Angelina Jolie Breastfeeding One of Her Twins

Angelina-jolie-breastfeeding  I think you'll agree, Angelina Jolie is a fantastic role model for breastfeeding mums everywhere and doesn't she look absolutely fantastic and beautifully serene in this picture of her breastfeeding one of her new twins?

I think what I love most about this photo of Angelina breastfeeding is the tiny little hand reaching out - it reminds me so much of my own time as a breastfeeding mum. Apparently the photo was taken by her hubby, the gorgeous Brad Pitt!

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Men and Breastfeeding - The New Frontier

Blokes, babies, breastfeeding "Blokes, Babies, Breastfeeding" is an Australian first - a fun DVD that takes the subject of breastfeeding and talks directly to dads.

Made by men, for men, and talking the male language, the DVD is full of bloke humour. It explores facts, tips and the subtleties of breastfeeding while informing dads about how they can help to make breastfeeding manageable, successful and as pleasant as possible for their partner.

"Although many of us blokes don’t know it, as dads we have a real role to play in breastfeeding," says Warwick Shanks, creator of the DVD and the Australian concept, Blokes and Babies. "Studies have shown that if males are supportive of breastfeeding, mothers are ten times more likely to do it. So the man’s role is absolutely vital."

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Join October's Breastfeeding Blog Carnival: Poverty and Breastfeeding

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Our next Breastfeeding Blog Carnival will focus on poverty and breastfeeding and will coincide with Blog Action Day, which aims to to bring bloggers and others together to focus on important topics. 

As usual, when considering posts to include, we're looking for:

  • Well written and grammatically correct posts.
  • Posts which are thoughtful and on topic. 
  • Posts from blogs that are on topics that are of interest to readers of breastfeeding blogs (parenting, breastfeeding, etc.)

If you'd like to participate, please email me your post by October 11th 2008.  the Carnival will take place on October 15th. Please note, if your post is one of those chosen, on the day of the Carnival you will be asked to link to all the other Carnival participants.

Examples of past carnival posts can be seen here.

Share your Pregnancy Ultrasound Pictures

 Pregnancy ultrasound pictures As many of you know, alongside this blog I also run Part of that site focuses on pregnancy and I'm looking for pregnancy ultrasound pictures to post on it. I'd absolutley love if you'd consider sharing your images. I'm happy to accept both conventional ultrasound images and 3D/4D images.

If you run your own website or blog or if you work for a company who performs ultrasounds I'm more than happy to link back to your site from any images you provide.

If you're interested just email your picture including the age of the baby (in weeks please) to sinead[at] Also, don't forget to tell me where you'd like me to link back to!