Getting Breastfeeding Out in the Open with Lansinoh
To celebrate the first ‘Feed with Confidence Awards’ we’ve teamed up with Lansinoh to offer one lucky Mumbler a breastfeeding prize pack including a manual breast pump (RRP £35.00), milk storage bottles (RRP £10.00) and Thermapearl breast therapy pads (RRP £12.99).
To enter just send the words ‘Feed with Confidence’ using the contact form HERE. The winner will be drawn on the 13th December (see T&C’s below).
More about the awards and how to make a Feed with Confidence nomination…
Lansinoh have launched the first ‘Feed with Confidence Awards’ which are designed to celebrate places and people across the country supporting breastfeeding mums.
In 2015, 776,950 babies were born in the UK. Yet just 0.5% of UK mums are breastfeeding their newborn at 12 months, despite recommendations from the World Health Organisation to continue breastfeeding into your baby’s second year. With British breastfeeding rates among the worst in the world, could the culprit be society’s attitudes towards breastfeeding?
To understand if there is a stigma attached to breastfeeding in public, Lansinoh conducted research to gauge public opinion. The new research quashed common misconceptions, revealing that the over 65s are the most accepting and that men are more comfortable with it than women.
“We’re committed to supporting all mums who choose to breastfeed, and Feed With Confidence is an important initiative for us because it highlights the places and the people who are doing exactly that,” explains Kevin Vyse-Peacock, CEO, Lansinoh Laboratories. “The more we encourage openness and acceptance within society, the more confident mums will become – and that’s good news for everyone.”
Michelle Lyne, Professional Education Advisor at The Royal College of Midwives (RCM), says: “Women breastfeeding should not be made to feel uncomfortable or guilty. The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to stop breastfeeding, or cover up or leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport.”
“Educating the public is really the key to developing a culture of positive support for breastfeeding women right across society. However, we must remember to ensure that women have access to skilled advice and support to help them to initiate and sustain breastfeeding.”
The Feed With Confidence Awards recognise people and places that help to support mums and positively change perceptions. The awards are supported by the Lansinoh Feed With Confidence Ambassador: Al Ferguson of The Dad Network.
Below are some breastfeeding tips to help mums when they are out and about:
If this is your first time venturing out, buddy up and take a friend with you. They can offer you support if you need it.
Join a breastfeeding group. It’s great being around other mums who are breastfeeding. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience. But you will find that you also have lots of knowledge other mums will find helpful too.
If you feel uncomfortable feeding in public, wear a sling or loose clothing. But remember that once baby is latched, you show no more breast than the woman at the next table with her sun top on! Once you’ve started feeding in company a couple of times, you’ll start feeding with confidence!
Prize Draw Terms & Conditions
This prize draw is open to any person resident in the UK who is over 18 years old. Employees of Lansinoh, or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible. Employees of Norwich Mumbler are not eligible. By entering, the participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
There is one of each item specified as the prize.
The winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
The closing date is 7pm Wednesday 13th December 2017.
The winner will be notified by email or telephone by Thursday 14th December 2017.
The prize is not transferable or available for resale and no cash alternative is available.
The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
In the event of any dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions, the conduct, results and any other matters relating to this prize draw, the decision of the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
We take your privacy very seriously, and will NOT share any of your details with any other party. Your details will only be used to contact you if you win.