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The Beautiful Breastfeeding Campaign - who wants to join the group?

Discussion in 'Beautiful Breastfeeding' started by GrowingRoses, May 10, 2010.

  1. GrowingRoses

    GrowingRoses RM

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    I'm thinking of starting a student midwives working group for improving breastfeeding...need some advice how to go about this and does anyone want to join?
  2. Growlie

    Growlie Well-Known Member

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    Re: student midwive's working group to improve breastfeeding rates

    Sounds like a good idea, what have you got in mind?
  3. EvieMay

    EvieMay tea and chocoholic :)

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    Interesting idea :)
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    Chatty mummy New Member

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    Im in! PG - Ill pm you 2mrw x
  5. GrowingRoses

    GrowingRoses RM

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    Re: student midwive's working group to improve breastfeeding rates

    brilliant!
    well I'm not so sure on how these things go but I guess I was thinking regular discussions (online) on issues we come across in practise or with other midwives and how we overcome them, ideas on how we can raise the profile of bfing, ideas we can suggest to our trusts, maybe a meet up in person every so often.... I'm not too sure really, I only came up with the idea about an hour ago but I feel all fired up and excited! I could just see this really growing and was thinking it could look really good in our portfolios too.
    not sure if a working group is the right name for what I am trying to describe!
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    Mrs F New Member

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    Re: student midwive's working group to improve breastfeeding rates

    Hi, I'm not a student (yet - I'm a 2011 hopeful!), but I'm very interested in this idea. Can I join in?? xx
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    Hebamme12 Well-Known Member Plus! Member

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    Brilliant idea hun! I'm In! xxXxx
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    smwife2010 Well-Known Member

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    Re: student midwive's working group to improve breastfeeding rates

    I think this is a really good idea but will you work in potential issues surrounding alternative feeding methods. Say for example someone who wants to top up feeds but still breastfeed and/or those who can't breastfeed [inverted nipples, mastectomys, history of abuse] thats all I can't think of at the moment...There will always be differing opinions as we are well aware...

    Im posting this as devils advocate and not insighting heating discussion, but these topics may pop.
  9. Mrs F

    Mrs F New Member

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    Re: student midwive's working group to improve breastfeeding rates

    I agree SF, it's a difficult area. Personally I'd like to see breastfeeding being promoted as the norm, rather than the best option, but it's how to do that without making those who genuinely can't (for physical or emotional reasons) breastfeed feel they are letting their baby down by artificially feeding.

    I suppose that's the kind of thing we'll have to work on! All I know is that a lot of women (well, my friends at least), seem to regard formula feeding as an easier option when breastfeeding gets difficult, when in reality, it's sooo not! Support and education are most likely the answer, but how to go about this?
  10. Growlie

    Growlie Well-Known Member

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    I actually am going to sound heartless now I think, but I don't agree. If it's a group to promote BFing rates then we need to concentrate on that...

    I'm not saying vilify people who AF, just that that's surely not the focus here?

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