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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

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By Iseult

I will be using your website again.

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By Mandy Byrne

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

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

great service

Hi Emer, my order arrived last Friday. Thanks very much for the great service. Regards Thelma (read more)
By Thelma Birrane

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Hi Emer, Thanks a million for the top, it arrived in post this morning- it is lovely. I'm sure i w ... (read more)
By S. Cronin

Have recommended Onceborn

Just received Boob nursing top and Carriwell nursing bra and loving both. Am especially loving the m ... (read more)
By Katie Reville

Thanks again

Hi Emer, Thanks a million for the top, it arrived in post this morning- it is lovely. I'm sure i w ... (read more)
By S. Cronin

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

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Yet again wonderful service and products. I'm delighted with my purchases!!! (read more)
By Nicola Foxe, Ireland

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

Have recommended Onceborn

Just received Boob nursing top and Carriwell nursing bra and loving both. Am especially loving the m ... (read more)
By Katie Reville

Thanks again

Hi Emer, Thanks a million for the top, it arrived in post this morning- it is lovely. I'm sure i w ... (read more)
By S. Cronin

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

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Thanks for getting my order out so quickly - am very comfy in my nursing bras!! Twins on the way so ... (read more)
By Emma De Faoite

Recommending them to my friends

Hi Emer, I received the 2 bibs today for my son and I just love them, the quality is so good and th ... (read more)
By Linda Foley

Professional service

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

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

Maternity Clothes.

The Mama Nua maternity dress arrived yesterday and fits fine. It's lovely and comfortable so I'm del ... (read more)
By Eileen, Co. Clare

The best site for nursing moms

Both times I have ordered products from you I couldn't fault the magnificent service. Speedy service ... (read more)
By Anne Hoctor

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Thanks for getting my order out so quickly - am very comfy in my nursing bras!! Twins on the way so ... (read more)
By Emma De Faoite

Well dressed

Thank you so much I received my order today and love them. Now I can feel well dressed and feed my b ... (read more)
By Mairead Wynne

Thank you

Thanks so much for the fab products which I received last week.....they'll make breast feeding much ... (read more)
By Ruth H.

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I ordered 2 Twilight Ladybug Nightlights (1 red, 1 pink!) and am absolutely thrilled with them. They ... (read more)
By Caitriona

Love the clothes

My order arrived this morning. Just wanted to say thanks a million for the great service and how ... (read more)
By Gillian Wilson

Vivienne

Very impressed with service. Received 2 sets of PJs today and delighted with quality and fit of the ... (read more)
By Testimonial by Vivienne, Dublin

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Congratulations on a great concept stylish maternity/nursing clothes. Being Irish, I am especially k ... (read more)
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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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