Thursday, 7 August 2014
Breasts, pumps and blogger meet ups!
LAST Friday I was invited by blogger extraordinare Emma Harris aka @MeTheManAndBaby to the breastfeeding group run by the Vale of Evesham NCT.
I'm not going to lie, the offer of cake was also a factor but I have never met any of my fellow bloggers and having one on the doorstep, well it seemed rude not to.
Seriously though, I was also asked along to consider a feature for the paper and I am delighted to say Jane Watson-Davis, the organiser has already got in touch with some information.
What I found was a lovely welcoming group where mums were comfortable feeding and got the help and support they needed.
What really came over though is the potential for easing the minds of new mums when it comes to breastfeeding.
Groups like this allow mums to ask questions and not worry or have to go to the doctor with a 'concern' which turns out to be perfectly normal.
Surely that is a good thing? I was also chuffed to see a few dads on hand as well, we might not have the boobies but we can be useful hehe.
A lovely feature is the NCT also run a group next door for the older children, meaning once they are no longer baby and toddlers they can still be involved with their new little brother or sister.
And mums to be were also there to get used to the group before baby arrives, Jane recommended anyone who wants to breastfeed get along to an NCT breastfeeding group before birth to say hello.
I reckon they only do it though to have a look at the bumps!
I also got to hold little Charlotte Harris and over the moon she didn't burst out crying when handed to me, as most babies usually do when passed to the 'Childcatcher' LOL.
It was a bit worrying when she went looking for food, my man breasts are a little flabby but I have not seen milk yet!
My talents also extended to making another little boy smile, maybe the little people have accepted I will be a father so won't be crying in my presence from now on?
All in all a fabulous time, Emma even kindly invited Mummy Smurf to the next one, we might yet take her up on that offer
Hang on, I never got any cake!
I'm sure you don't need the address but do visit @MeTheManAndBaby and her blog at www.methemanandthebaby.co.uk