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Thank you. I received my goods and am very happy with them! (read more)
By Jenny, Cobh, Co.Cork

Twin Pillow

The new EZ-2-Nurse pillow has arrived and so far seems to be fantastic. It makes life much much muc ... (read more)
By Sarah, Cornwall

Brilliant and speedy service

I got my order on Tuesday morning! Was delighted with the necklaces. Brilliant and speedy service, w ... (read more)
By Ciara, Swords, Co.Dublin

Fantastic customer service

Just a quick note to say thank you so much! I have just received my package. Rarely have I received ... (read more)
By Siobhna N., Dublin

Fantastic customer service

Just a quick note to say thank you so much! I have just received my package. Rarely have I received ... (read more)
By Siobhna N., Dublin

Great quality

My sister and my friend also loved the quality of the top, so you can expect a few orders! Great ide ... (read more)
By Anita S, Wicklow

As usual your service is great!

Thanks Emer. I received the order yesterday and the tops are great. As usual your service is great. ... (read more)
By Caroline Massey

Very efficient service

Hi - Just a quick email to let you know that the Abdominal Support arrived safely yesterday and is e ... (read more)
By Clare, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Thanks Onceborn

Thanks Onceborn for a great website for mothers to shop easily for nursing essentials and also for p ... (read more)
By Maria, Dublin

Fantastic service as always!

Got my stuff yesterday! thanks a million, am loving the boob hoody! Fantastic service as always! (read more)
By Joann K.

Lovely packaging!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for how you packaged the order for my aunt. For exa ... (read more)
By R.Eager

Twin Pillow

The new EZ-2-Nurse pillow has arrived and so far seems to be fantastic. It makes life much much muc ... (read more)
By Sarah, Cornwall

Testimonial

Thank you for providing such a wonderfull choice of breastfeeding clothes and excellent customer ser ... (read more)
By Tara O\'Leary

What a fantastic service

Just wanted to say after a really stressful Christmas week I was delighted to receive my nursing cov ... (read more)
By Miranda H. Nolan

Testimonial by Sandra Murphy

Just wanted to say how impressed I have been by the quality of the nursing wear and the service prov ... (read more)
By Sandra Murphy

Peanut Shell Sling

Just a quick mail to thank you for the lovely sling - please see attached - we had a endless feeding ... (read more)
By Alan Coleman

Irish Business

hi emer, i received the buggysnuggle on wed....and love it! wish it came in my size :-) i was del ... (read more)
By Anne O'Regan

The dress arrived today

Hi Emer, The dress arrived today. Thanks very much. It is a lovely colour and fits v well. Many t ... (read more)
By Catherine Carr

Marie

Thank you so much for your help getting a dress to me in time for my little one's christening. Don't ... (read more)
By Marie

Fantastic customer service

Just a quick note to say thank you so much! I have just received my package. Rarely have I received ... (read more)
By Siobhna N., Dublin

Professional service

Thank you very much for yours and your companies very professional service. My wife loves the nursi ... (read more)
By Philip L.

Quick turnaround

Wow! Received the order this morning - thanks for the amazingly quick turnaround! (read more)
By Kelly, Blanchardstown, Dublin

A godsend!

Your website has been a godsend! Am already spreading the word! (read more)
By Edel, Co. Galway

Testimonial

Thank you so much for the speed at which you got the nightlight to me. I was a bit frought as my li ... (read more)
By Sarah K., Naas, Co. Kildare

I will be back!

Received my order today. So delighted with everything! speedy delivery and excellent customer servic ... (read more)
By Iseult

Feed without baring all

I received my package today thank you. It's good to be able to feed my beautiful baby girl without ... (read more)
By Niamh, Co. Cork

Confidence while breastfeeding

Loved all the tops and have put one to good use already - very discreet and great for building my co ... (read more)
By Claire, Co. Monaghan

Testimonial by Catherine

Fantastic service. Placed order on Sun and received on Tues. Sent some items back to exchange (my po ... (read more)
By Catherine Rea

Thanks.

Thank you for the two tops which I ordered recently and arrived yesterday. I thought it was about t ... (read more)
By Deirdre Fanning

Thanks, Emer

thanks, Emer those Boob tops are the best design I've come across, breastfeeding in public is a bre ... (read more)
By Coralline

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Breast feeding

Breast feeding

Why is breastfeeding best for my baby?

* Breastfeeding is uniquely suited to meet both the physical and emotional needs of your baby. At your breast, your baby will find the perfect nourishment for his growing body, as well as the love and security he needs for his healthy development.
* Breast milk provides an important source of immune factors. The breastfed baby receives antibodies through his mother's milk. Breast milk also contains living cells that act against bacteria in the infant's stomach.
* Breastfed babies have fewer respiratory illnesses. They even have fewer colds. Breastfed babies are less likely to get serious illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia.
* Breastfed babies have fewer allergies. When compared with formula feeding, total breastfeeding for six months results in a lower incidence of allergies. Breastfed babies are less likely to be troubled by eczema and nappy rash.
* Breast milk protects against illness. Breastfed babies have less gastro-enteritis, less vomiting, fewer ear infections, and fewer hospital admissions than bottle-fed infants.

Why is breastfeeding best for me?

* Breastfeeding encourages bonding. Breastfeeding provides a rich emotional experience for both mother and baby, reinforcing their need to be together. Frequent breastfeeding means lots of skin to skin contact and lots of time spent getting to know one another.
* Breast milk helps to keep baby happy and content. Because breast milk is easily digested, breastfed babies are less likely to be troubled by wind and stomach upsets. The frequent contact with their mothers through breastfeeding helps them to feel secure.
* Breast milk needs no preparation. It is always available at the right temperature. Breastfeeding is ideal for travelling and for night feeds.
* Breastfeeding helps you get back in shape. Breastfeeding makes it easier to shed the extra pounds put on during pregnancy, because the demands of milk production use up extra energy.

Facts about breastfeeding:

* Mothers milk cannot be duplicated because, in reality, no two mothers produce identical milk. Even the milk of an individual mother varies from day to day and during different times of the day - just as other fluids and systems in our bodies fluctuate.
(Harzer,G: Changing patterns of human milk lipids in the course of lactation and during the day. AM J Clin Nutr 1983; 37:612-21.)
* Human milk contributes to higher intelligence and improved motor development later in life. At age 7½ to 8 years, even when adjusted for confounding factors such as parental education, socio-economic status, gender and the need for mechanical ventilation, children who had received human milk as premature babies scored an average 8.3 points higher on IQ tests than children who had been fed formula. (Lucas 1992) In another study, of full term babies, long term intelligence and improved motor development directly correlated with duration of breastfeeding. (Lucas, A et al. Breastmilk and subsequent intelligence quotient in children born preterm. Lancet 1992; 339:261-64. Rogan, W. and Gladen, B. Breastfeeding and cognitive development. Early Human Dev 1993; 31:181-93.)
* Breastfeeding mothers talk to, touch and interact more with their babies. Studies show that they also respond more quickly to their babies cries and are more affectionate towards their babies. (Virden,S.F. The relationship between infant feeding method and maternal role adjustment. J Nurs Midwif 1988;33(1):31-35.)
* Research has shown that breastfed children are less susceptible to dental cavities than their bottle-fed counterparts and are less likely to need orthodontic treatments. (Labbok, M.H., Hendershot, G.E.: Does breastfeeding protect against malocclusion? An analysis of the 1981 Child Health Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey. Am J Prev Med 1987;3 (4):227-232
* There is evidence that both in the developing and developed world, breastfeeding protects against gastro-enteritis. A recent study (Howie P.W. 1990) concluded that breastfeeding during the first 13 weeks of life confers protection against gastrointestinal illness for up to one year of age. (Howie, P.W. et al. B M J 1990;300:11-16)

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