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Donating Breastmilk

Posted by Zena Taylor on

  The one thing I was really keen to do having breastfed for six months was to donate milk to my local special care baby unit. Having received a blood transfusion around the time my son was born I was mortified to learn that this might not be possible. I pushed the thought to the back of my mind and carried on breastfeeding my baby. It wasn't until I returned to work after 11 months and began pumping on breaks at work that I realised I could be doing something useful with my pumped milk. After all....my son wouldn't take it...

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Will My Breastmilk Jewellery Discolour?

Posted by Zena Taylor on

Since launching The Milky Way, this is the most commonly asked question! Here is a little more information...   When I receive your precious breastmilk it is carefully pasteurised, halting any bacterial growth in your milk and preventing it from "going off". It is then combined with high-quality jewellery-grade resin using a special technique perfected by The Milky Way. The end result is a shimmering pearly-white to creamy-white piece of hard resin jewellery that reflects the unique characteristics of your own breastmilk.   The photo below shows two Breastmilk Beads by The Milky Way - a new product on the left, and my own original breastmilk bead on...

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Free The Nipple

Posted by Zena Taylor on

Breastfeeding is in the news again!   Law firm Slater Gordon published research earlier this week as part of World Breastfeeding Week showing that most women feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. Perhaps no great surprise - breastfeeding seems to have become a divisive issue more and more in recent times.   "While there are laws in place to protect mums who want to breastfeed in public, there is currently no statutory obligation for employers to accommodate women who wish to continue breastfeeding their child when they return to work." "The research, which polled more than 800 women who had returned...

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World Breastfeeding Week

Posted by Zena Taylor on

The Milky Way proudly supports World Breastfeeding Week! I hope you have enjoyed your week so far. Visit worldbreastfeedingweek.org for lots of information and support.   There's been a bit going on in my neck of the woods with the Big Latch On - a great success with a fantastic turn-out here in Oxfordshire :)         Shop for The Milky Way Breastmilk Jewellery and Keepsakes

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Babywearing - The Ergo Baby Carrier

Posted by Zena Taylor on

  Boobytrapped [adjective] 1. Being trapped on the sofa with a small person on the boob 2. Finding oneself snared in a boobytrap   Like many others, I regularly faced the boobytrapped dilemma in those first few months. Do I put him down (attempting the world's smoothest transfer) and risk waking him up? Or remained boobytrapped indefinitely, until the end of another mammoth snooze? The answer was babywearing!   My sister, who had recently had children, thought that babywearing might work for me and lent me her MaByland Snuggle baby carrier. It worked like a dream. Little one snuggled-in, slept...

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