Thursday, 22 July 2010

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2010

Both Cathy and I are supporters of breastfeeding so are keen to highlight World Breastfeeding week that takes place every year.

The objectives of this years week are:
  • To increase attention to the contribution of the Ten Steps to exclusive breasfeeding
  • To revitalise activities within health systems, and among healthcare providers and communities to support women to achieve their breastfeeding intentions.
  • To inform people everywhere that protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding is a mother’s right, a child’s right, and a human right.
  • To enable women and all who care about human rights to fight for health care systems which support breastfeeding.
  • To ensure that health workers who care for mothers and babies are adequately trained to counsel and support them in optimal infant feeding.
  • Health care facilities play a vital role in the establishment of breastfeeding.
  • The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding provide a supportive pathway enabling women to achieve their breastfeeding intentions and guiding the training of healthcare workers in breastfeeding support.
  • World Breastfeeding Week this year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration that called for implementation of the Ten Steps in all maternity facilities.
  • During these 20 years, more than 20,000 maternities, or about 28% of all maternities in the world, have fully implemented the Ten Steps and have been certified by the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
  • During this time, rates of exclusive breastfeeding have increased significantly.  However, reduced BFHI programming worldwide, inadequate training, and weakened compliance with the Ten Steps in accredited maternities are contributing to stagnant or declining exclusive breastfeeding rates in many settings.
  • It is time to revisit this approach and to determine where we must go from here.
For more information please take a look at their website


    Friday, 16 July 2010

    June's Best Selling Baby Gift Box

    It was certainly a busy June for Molliemoo and it appears it was a month for the arrival of baby girls.

    So the best seller last month was Little Bo Peep Baby Girl Gift Box which includes:

    • Long sleeved 100% organic cotton pink babygrow (0-6 months)
    • Eco-friendly 100% natural cotton soft lamb toy (16.5cm)
    • Cosy 100% organic knotted pink hat (one size)
    • Gift card for personal message
    • Complimentary gift from Molliemoo
    • Signature Molliemoo keepsake box
    • FREE first class recorded delivery to a UK mainland address
    • RRP £45
    Ideal new mum gift or new baby present

    This baby gift box is available for a baby boy or in neutral for either a boy or girl.


    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    Love Parks Week 24 July - 1 August 2010

    Looking for something to do over the summer holidays with your children? 

    I am and I have found the perfect excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the summer with Love Parks Week which is organised by the charity GreenSpace. They are being held to celebrate all that parks have to offer, so why not visit your local park during the campaign to show what it means to you? They are an asset to every community and this week is held to make sure there is constant investment and support for these parks.

    Take a look at to see what events are in your area.

    The event taking place in West Sussex is at the East Beach Pond, Selsey which is on 27 July from 10am-3pm and involves Nature trail, pond dipping, model boat sailing, willow weaving. Brilliant for children and is also free to attend.