28 September 2008

Drum Roll Please....

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the launch of a fantastic new Irish based website all about breastfeeding (my second favourite topic, the first being Cathal).

A huge congratulations goes out to the creator of the site (well done boobies!!!), and to all the women and babies who turned out just over a week ago in Cabinteely to have pictures taken to help promote the site. A great day was had by all, even if we did look like a bit of a cult with Gingerpixel snapping our photos and Jo selling her nipple cupcakes.

Breastfeeding has become such an important issue to me, and the low precentage of women who do continue to breastfeed past 6 weeks is truely shocking. The majority of women feel let down by our health system in terms of support (no shock there, especially to us special parents too), many feel that they are doing something wrong when their 6 day old babies won't settle and everyone (including some health professionals) tell them that they should just pack it in, a bottle will sort them out. Only a few women seem to know that things get better, very quickly. Why is that?..... Lack of education, knowledge and support that should all be provided to any woman who decides to "give it a go".

But finally, there is a place where these women can go for honest, researched answers. So in the future, if you have a baby, and you think...hmmm....I would like to breastfeed, arm yourself with the knowledge and information, check out my breastfeeding links on the left hand side. And any questions that you might have, there is support out there.


Nick McGivney said...

Just wanted to shout my support. I'm, erm, totally down with the boobies.

Lisamaree said...

I almost cannot speak for jealousy at having Ginger Pixel take your photos. She promised to take ours ages ago.
And so delighted to see the site set up. Good on yers, Yay for the draught! (what my dad calls Breastfeeding; as in not bottles)

Lisamaree said...

I just gave you a blog award. Visit me to collect it. I am still jealous of you and gingerpixel, but I appreciate the lend of your mother and I do admire the breastfeeding campaign!

Nan P. said...


please tell your mammy to go and check my blog... I am afraid she has been hit :-)

Hugs and Kisses

Anonymous said...

Hey Cathal's Mum,

Just catching upon your blog and loving it as usual! Sorry I missed today. Liam had a fight with the marble floor (threw himself off the sofa!) and was a bit miserable with a black eye (as well as molars coming through to deal with.)

I've registered with Thebreastway and I'm looking forward to lots of advice over the coming months See you Tuesday.