World Breastfeeding Week from 1st
August 2009. Recent information released by the Office of National
Statistics has shown that breastfeeding is finally on the rise
increasing by 7% to 79%1
of all newborns, and with a spate of celebrity mums expecting this
summer, Natracare is encouraging all new mums to try and breastfeed.
breast feeding mothers are using protective nursing pads that are
made from materials derived from the petroleum industry, such as the
plastics; polypropylene, polyethylene and super absorbent gels, which
will taint baby’s milk as residual odour
from the plastics transfer to the nipples and then to the baby’s
mouth during breast feeding.
Natracare nursing pads not only make the breastfeeding experience
more comfortable, because they are extra soft and absorbent, but
also, because they are made from totally chlorine free, plastic free,
natural materials, they are biodegradable and compostable, meaning
that your child is not left with a plastic waste legacy as he or she
news for mums who are breastfeeding or planning to is that
Natracare’s New Mother Nursing Pads was recently awarded the
accolade of being the “Best Eco-Friendly Breast Pads” by the
independent TIPS organization managed by midwife, Sharon Trotter
(www.tipslimited.com) as well as having been awarded a string of
environmental and ethical awards of excellence including most
recently the Ethical Company Organisation.
recent study of over 1,000 mothers has shown that mothers who
breastfeed their babies have a better bond with the child and boost
their educational development.
sheer physical effort involved in breastfeeding may leave babies with
stronger lungs well into childhood, researchers suggest.
is also widely acknowledged that breastfeeding helps protect your
baby against ear
infections, gastro-intestinal infections, chest infections, urine
infections, childhood diabetes, eczema, obesity and asthma. In
addition it can protect mothers against ovarian cancer, breast cancer
and weak bones later in life as well as helping to shift baby weight.
the last 20 years, Natracare has established a trusted reputation
amongst women seeking an organic and natural, chemical-free choice in
sanitary protection. Natracare offers a range of totally chlorine
free, plastic free, certified organic cotton tampons, organic and
natural sanitary pads and liners, organic cotton intimate wipes and
baby wipes, incontinence pads, nursing and maternity pads. The
Natracare New Mother Nursing Pads sell
at £2.15 for 25 and the Maternity Pads are £2.19 for 10.
hygiene products available to women and babies are made from
materials and chemicals which have a negative impact on both women’s
health and the environment. The
entire Natracare range is made from high quality, natural and organic
ingredients, and are great value for money.
is available nationwide in independent health stores, independent
pharmacies, and Waitrose.
ONS Infant feeding survey 2005