8 Breastfeeding Positions For You And Your Baby

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Despite being one of those most natural things in the world, breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally. It takes a lot of practice to get right, especially as a new mother.

You might find it easier to get your baby to latch while lying down or sitting upright. It can take patience, practice and the right position to get a good latch, but once your baby has, it can be a wonderful experience for both of you!

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, we want to share 8 different breastfeeding positions with pictures to help you find the right one for you and your baby.

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11 Top Tips for an Eco-friendlier Festival Experience

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Festivals are a summer staple for making memories full of music, friends and fun.

But festival fun comes at a costly price for the planet. Bigger festivals like Glastonbury generate nearly 2000 tonnes of waste in a week, which is around 15kg of waste per festival-goer. And that’s on top of the carbon emissions produced across the weekend through diesel fuelled stages and lights, and travel to and from the site.

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Turning Green’s top actions to be a plastic pollution activist

The Top 4 Actions of a Plastic Pollution Activist:

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities. One of the most important issues we focus on is plastic pollution. Trash is already finding its way to the most isolated and untouched corners of our world. Just recently 38 million pieces of plastic were found on one of the world’s most remote islands, Henderson Island, which is part of the South Pacific Pitcairn group. Plastic pollution is not only affecting wildlife, but the quality of life for people around the world. And this is why we have to act now! Here are some tips on how to do it:

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Turning the tide on plastic period waste

This #PlasticFreeJuly we’re asking people to think about the impact of period waste on the planet. Everyday the UK flushes:

  • 700,000 panty liners

  • 2.5 million tampons

  • 1.4 million sanitary towels

Tampons, pads and panty liners are loaded with hidden plastic which makes its way into rivers and oceans. This has a devastating impact on marine life and coastlines. It’s time to put a stop to it!

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*Closed* Competition: Win ‘How To Give Up Plastic’ Book and Natracare Goodies

How To Give Up Plastic

We are giving you the chance to win one of five copies of the new book ‘How to Give Up Plastic’ by Will McCallum, who is the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace. We will even add in some plastic free period products to get you started!!

‘How to Give Up Plastic’ provides valuable insights into the latest research and gives straight forward tips about how YOU can make a difference by making small changes in your day to day life. It is a call for people from every corner of the world to join together in the fight against plastic pollution.

Here’s how you can enter:

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Yoga advice for when you are menstruating by Kristi Kohanek

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My name is Kristi and I’ve practised yoga for the last 7 years. My husband convinced me to try out heated yoga after he’d become instantly hooked. I immediately fell in love, and have been practicing ever since. 3 years ago, I enrolled in 200-hr Power Yoga Teacher Training at Corepower in Minneapolis, MN, and received my PYTT certification. My sole purpose was to deepen my practice, not necessarily to teach, and I would HIGHLY recommend any sort of yoga teacher training to anyone.

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Plastic-Free July by Natracare

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As of 2015, more than 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste has been generated (National Geographic).

More than 40% of plastic is used only once, then it is tossed (National Geographic).

91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. (Earth Day Network; National Geographic).

Since most plastic doesn’t biodegrade in any meaningful sense, all of the plastic waste we have produced and continue to produce will exist for hundreds or even thousands of years (Earth Day Network; National Geographic).

One million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans (Eco Watch).

In short, our plastic obsession is a horrendous problem. But what can we do? Living sustainability and plastic-free in today’s world can be overwhelming and daunting. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of not ever doing enough, but what if we broke it down into achievable steps we can all start taking today to make a change? In the words of Hillel the Elder, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

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Menstrual Hygiene Day – Tackling Period Poverty

menstrual hygiene day no more limitsWomen and girls across the world struggle to pay for basic period products. The effects can be damaging to their health, well-being and self-esteem. 28th May marks Menstrual Hygiene day: a chance to bring together people and organisations to promote menstrual hygiene management. A day to raise awareness of the challenges face by those who menstruate worldwide and the amazing work that is being done to change the status quo. No more limits.

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Why you should never flush wipes, even if they’re biodegradable

Water UK recently announced that wet wipes account for a whopping 93% of the material blocking UK sewers! The vast majority of wipes on the supermarket shelves are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic. It’s fantastic to hear the government’s enthusiasm to do something about this.

Many people ask “can you flush biodegradable wipes?” The simple answer is – no. You shouldn’t flush any wipes at all! It’s good to avoid wipes made from plastic, but even non-plastic ones should either be binned or composted. Here’s how… Continue reading

Natracare, what we’re made of

What a product is made of is important to the person buying the product but it should also be important to the person selling it.

This year during Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week the Soil Association are turning the spotlight on organic brands and what they are made of. At Natracare we are committed to using best practices and organic ingredients wherever we can. Why? Let’s ask the individuals behind the brand.

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