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I am one of the Co-ordinators of Community Mums (Scotland). Our organisation is the first Community Mothers Project in Scotland. Through Celia Suppiah’s support and guidance, we have been able to establish a pilot project in our area. Celia has encouraged and supported us and allowed our organisation to fully benefit from their well-established and developed materials, training packages and expertise. Celia has also arranged for our organisation to attend workshops and events which have been invaluable in assisting us in furthering our programme.

Pauline Johnston
Community Mums (Scotland)

The Parents 1st Breast-start manual

Useful tips, together with friendly support and encouragement, can make all the difference to how successfully mother and baby take to breastfeeding.

The Parents 1st Breast-start Manual is full of eye-catching, A4 cartoon illustrated sheets to enable Breastfeeding Supporters to easily share key evidence based information. These informative "talking tools" are ideal as “openers for discussion” to raise awareness and offer suggestions when supporting parents on their breastfeeding journey. They are also excellent training resources and can be used for a wide range of other breastfeeding promotion activities.

The humorous cartoon illustrations are easy to follow, provide excellent visual reminders and are particularly useful for overcoming language or literacy barriers. They stand out against the plethora of literature a new mother may encounter.

The complete 64 page high quality glossy manual, is supplied in an attractive ring binder for £35 each including p&p.

The 27 A4 breastfeeding talking tools (some single and some double sided) cover the following issues:


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Useful to share during pregnancy:

  • Useful tips, handy hints and reminders about breastfeeding in the early days
  • The importance of exclusive breastfeeding
  • Different reasons why babies may cry in the early days
  • Breastfeeding and smoking
  • The choice is yours – but did you know? (Benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby)
  • Breastfeeding – something special (the advantages of breastfeeding compared to bottle feeding)

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Useful to share when breastfeeding is being established:

  • Getting started: handy hints about important aspects of successful breastfeeding for baby's first week
  • A little patience reaps rewards: the importance of good positioning and partners' support
  • Relax and get comfortable: comfortable and effective positions for breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding, not nipple feeding: establishing the right technique
  • Feeding often is normal in the early days
  • Soup, main course and dessert! (Foremilk and hind milk and how mum can help baby get the most benefit from a feed)
  • Easing sore nipples
  • What causes sore nipples

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Useful to share when breastfeeding is being established:

  • Getting started: handy hints about important aspects of successful breastfeeding for baby's first week
  • A little patience reaps rewards: the importance of good positioning and partners’ support
  • Relax and get comfortable: comfortable and effective positions for breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding, not nipple feeding: establishing the right technique
  • Feeding often is normal in the early days
  • Soup, main course and dessert! (Foremilk and hind milk and how mum can help baby get the most benefit from a feed)
  • Easing sore nipples
  • What causes sore nipples

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Useful to share with the wider family and continuing to breastfeed when returning to work:

  • Partners and breastfeeding (specifically aimed at fathers)
  • Everyone can play a part (aimed at families and friends)
  • Cuddle power (the importance of reassuring cuddles
  • Skin-to-skin benefits
  • Going back to work
  • Breastfeeding at work

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Useful for avoiding common breastfeeding difficulties:

  • Is it nipple thrush?
  • Treating nipple thrush
  • Preventing nipple thrush
  • Early signs of mastitis
  • Treating mastitis
  • Preventing mastitis
  • Avoiding overfull breasts

The complete 64 page high quality glossy manual, is supplied in an attractive ring binder for £35 each including p&p.

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