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I am a mother of five children, four daughters all born in hospital (two now grown up!) and my son, born at home. One thing I know is that I would have had much more positive birth experiences if I had been well informed and well supported. Many women are feeling the same way and are seeking out the extra care a Doula can give them. I have been a Birth and Postnatal Doula for several years now, and am also a Lamaze Childbirth Educator providing 1-1 classes in antenatal preparation and baby care. I have special classes to help parents prepare for twins, homebirth, waterbirth, and parenting a new baby/babies. I am also a qualified antenatal teacher with the NCT and facilitate group classes in the Rugby/Coventry area. As a single mother I have an affinity with the special challenges of one parent families, or families where one partner is unavailable much of the time to offer support.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Fit to Bust!!

Brilliant book!!! written by Alison Blenkinsop, international Board Certified Lactation Consultant:- http://www.linkable.biz/

Fit to Bust - a unique celebration of breastfeeding and motherhood to raise funds for Baby Milk Action. ISBN 978-1-906206-89-5 RRP £9.99

"What do you get when you combine musical talent with lactation? Fit to Bust ~ a gloriously joyful celebration of the breastfeeding life. This is truly a unique contribution to lactation literature, which will be enjoyed by the whole family."Veronika Robinson, Editor, The Mother magazine http://www.themothermagazine.co.uk/

Alison writes:-This book, published in June 2008, is a celebration of breastfeeding, motherhood and related topics. It contains my own compositions of songs and verse, and other material including cartoons, stories, quotations and information on feeding in the human and the animal world.

Click here for a song to celebrate Nestlé-free week, annually in October
Profits from the sale of this book will be given to Baby Milk Action to help its vital work of protecting breastfeeding, and protecting babies fed on formula, by ending the irresponsible marketing of breastmilk substitutes. This is a matter of life and death; in areas with unsafe water a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea. (Alison saw babies die from lack of breastfeeding when she lived and worked in Pakistan with CMS from 1976 to 1990.) In developed countries, a bottle-fed baby has a lower standard of health than a fully breastfed baby in the developing world. According to UNICEF, reversing the decline in breastfeeding could save 1.5 million lives around the world every year.
Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation that works within a global network, the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN). See http://www.babymilkaction.org/
The book's production is entirely independent of Baby Milk Action, and the organisation takes no responsibility for any of its contents.
For more information, or to order a copy, please contact Alison on her hotmail.com address, putting aliblenk@ first. The book may also be ordered from the publishers, Pen Press, tel 0845 1080530. Bulk orders from them will cost the purchaser less, but direct ordering from her for up to 3 copies gets more money for Baby Milk Action. You can also order online from Baby Milk Action by clicking on the above link.