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Sharon Trotter RM BSc

Midwife, Breastfeeding Consultant and Neonatal Skincare Advisor

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Babymooning

www.abumpsababy.com (local midwives offer antenatal classes in the Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath area)
www.highlandholistics.co.uk (Mama2b promotes natural childbirth and a pain free labour using hypnobirth therapy courses run by a qualified midwife and hypnotherapist. Also offers complementary therapies for natural healing and stress management.)
www.thebabygurus.com (offering weekend breaks in luxurious Scottish hotels for parents-to-be. Package includes antenatal/aquanatal classes which are research-based, dynamic and contemporary)
www.thebirthteam.com - Our aim is for women to be confident that we will manage natural birth or caesarean section with equal expertise and consideration.
www.theknowledgeantenatal.com - If you know nothing about birth or babies and want knowhow from experienced practising midwives, these classes are designed for you.

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Breast awareness

www.pinkhealth.ukhq.co.uk (Empowering women to take control of their health)
www.bestthinkpink.com (encouraging women to be breast aware)
www.elainesassoon.com (author of The Boudica Within)
www.breastcancercare.org.uk (Support and information for anyone affected by breast cancer)
www.breastcancercampaign.org (funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.)
www.breastcheck.ie (National Breast Screening Programme in the Republic of Ireland) 
www.aabc.org.uk (aim to find vital information to increase survival after diagnosis and ultimately to discover a vaccine against breast cancer.)
www.nomorebreastcancer.org.uk (wants the possible link between breast cancer and everyday exposure to toxic chemicals taken seriously)

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Breastfeeding associations

www.abm.me.uk (association of breastfeeding mothers)
www.babyfriendly.org.uk (in association with UNICEF and WHO)
www.breastfeeding.asn.au(Australian Breastfeeding Association)
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk (Scottish recognised charity)
www.laleche.org.uk (breastfeeding support and education)
www.lcgb.org (lactation consultants of Great Britain - Sharon Trotter is now an associate member)

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Breastfeeding bras and related products

www.amplebosom.com (comfort and style under whatever you wear)
www.bras4mums.co.uk (specialist in maternity and nursing lingerie, swimwear and accessories. Qualified fitter with fitting service in North West of England. Web advice and sales for other parts of UK)
www.cheekyrascals.co.uk/annacecilia (specialist in quality parenting products including the new Anna Cecilia range of nursing bras from Sweden)
www.expressyourselfmums.co.uk (specialist breastfeeding and expressing products)
www.lactivist.co.uk (Promoting breastfeeding and gentle parenting with witty slogan t-shirts, badges and keyrings and other fantastic things!)
www.lanowool.com (TIPS best innovative washable breast pads)
www.lilypadz.com (the revolutionary new alternative to traditional breast pads)
www.medela.co.uk (breastfeeding products and breast pumps using the latest two-phase expression technology for hospital and home use)
www.multi-mam.co.uk (Multi-Mam products prevent and treat discomforts before and during breastfeeding through total nipple care.)
www.naty.com (Nature Babycare is a range of eco-friendly products including nappies, toddler pants, bibs, breast pads, baby wipes, sanitary pads and nappy bags.)
www.pureundies.com (Pure Undies: easy fitting, comfortable and fine quality underwear essentials for women of all shapes and sizes. Stocking many of the world's top brands alongside specialist designers, Pure Undies make essentials garment shopping hassle free with a personalised shopping experience.)
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Breastfeeding information

www.babymilkaction.org (Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding)
www.beastar.org.uk (dedicated to increasing the number of young mums in Lancashire who choose to breastfeed)
www.bestbeginnings.info (Best Beginnings is a charity dedicated to ending child health inequalities in the UK)
www.bflrc.com
(Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre - articles, education and motivation resources for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses,lactation consultants, peer counselors, peer helpers and others who provide parents with infant feeding information)
www.breastfeedingcommunity.co.uk
(Publisher of Mum & Me plus up to date details of breastfeeding peer support groups in the UK)
www.breastfeedingsupporters.org.uk (The Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network (GBSN) began in 2002 with two support groups in Cheltenham. These groups all run weekly, offering information and support to women who would like to breastfeed or are already breastfeeding)
www.brianpalmerdds.com (internationally recognised dentist and researcher into sleep apnoea, beneficial effects of breastfeeding to dental health, avoidance of dental caries and reducing the risks of cot death)
www.greatdad.com
(GreatDad provides breastfeeding tips and information for new and expected dads. Breastfeeding is natural and important for your newborn babies)
www.ibreastfeeding.com (publishers of 'Medications and Mothers Milk')
www.jblearning.com (Jones & Bartlett Publishers - including a wide range of breastfeeding books)
www.kellymom.com (excellent US resource on breastfeeding and related subjects including downloadable breastfeeding weight charts)
www.notmilk.com (101 reasons to breastfeed your child - if anyone asks you why they should breastfeed you can point them to this page!)
www.realbabymilk.org (not-for-profit company that works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that breastfeeding messages are being promoted well and in the right way)
www.ukamb.org (a registered charity that supports human milk banking in the UK)

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Breastfeeding jewellery


www.etsy.com (Wild Mother Arts creates handmade, keepsake fertility bracelets, pregnancy & birth jewelery, and nursing necklaces with natural, healing gemstones.)
www.gumigem.co.uk (GUMIGEM™ provide an innovative range of fantastic necklaces that are designed to look amazing, whilst helping your baby through the teething process.)
www.littlegemsonline.com(Little Gems' unique nursing necklaces contain various healing gemstones that can aid the teething process, ease childbirth, enhance wellbeing and entertain babies while nursing and in their sling)

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Childcare and activities

www.aupairads.com - Aupairads provides a matching service (through family ads) between host families and au pairs. If your family is looking for an au pair and would prefer a Scandinavian au pair, this site will be helpful. www.bestbear.co.uk (Paediatric First Aid Courses organised through carefully selected partners of Best Bear - Ideal for nursery workers, child carers, nannies, au pairs and parents.)
www.emergencychildcare.co.uk (An award winning service that allows you to book a local emergency nanny, and track down your nearest nursery or childminder, see what places they have available for today or up to 3 months time and to book those places in advance.)
www.nanniesinc.com (Nannies Incorporated is a leading UK nanny and maternity nurse agency, providing families with experienced live-in and daily nannies, as well as maternity nurses in London and overseas)
www.nannyshare.co.uk (If you want a nanny but cannot afford one the chances are there is another similar family not too far away who would love to share the childcare with you. This site allows you to find local parents - and cut down the cost of a nanny/childcare.)
www.preschoollearningonline.com (Quality Preschool activities including child art, preschool learning games for kids, healthy preschool treats, art supplies for kids, parenting info & more)
www.tinies.com (Tinies Childcare provides a wide range of services for parents and childcarers. Are you looking for a perfect nanny? Or seeking a nanny job? Tinies help families looking for childcare and for nannies and childcarers looking for employment.)

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Cord blood banking
www.biovaultfamily.com (Biovault Family is the latest part of the Biovault Group to be established with an unrivaled friendly and professional service of processing and storing your baby’s umbilical cord blood and cord tissue for your family’s future health)
www.cord.blood.co.uk (NHS Cord Blood Bank)
www.cordbloodbanking.com (The Cord Blood Center USA - The Cord Blood Center provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for parents-to-be. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. The list of diseases treated with cord blood has more than doubled in the past 8 years, and includes dangerous conditions like leukemia, lymphoma and anemia. However, many parents are still unaware of the medical advances behind cord blood banking, and the benefits of storing, or donating, your child's umbilical cord.)
www.cordbloodguide.com (Cord Blood Banking Guide - Cord blood treats over 80 diseases including leukemia and lymphoma. Donations are painless and are being used to save the lives of children and adults around the world. Learn more in our free downloadable guide.)
www.hospital.blood.co.uk (NHS Blood and Transplant information including the British Bone Marrow Registry and The London Cord Blood Bank)
www.hta.gov.uk (Human Tissue Authority – regulates the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissues from the living and deceased)
www.smartcells.com (the longest established stem cell storage company in the UK)
Wikipedia article on cord blood bank ( interesting background information on cord blood banking with some good links through to other sites)

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Eating and drinking

www.babycup.co.uk (The Babycup range of open cups allows babies and toddlers to sip rather than suck.Perfect for baby-led weaning.)
www.baby-led.com
(common-sense, safe, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your baby)
www.bickiepegs.co.uk (manufacturers of the Doidy cup and the world famous Bickiepegs teething biscuit)
www.ellaskitchen.co.uk (innovative range of organic preservative-free baby and toddler food)
www.foodsforlife.org.uk (Certified Nutritional Therapist and accomplished writer Yvonne Bishop-Weston provides expert advice on a wide range of conditions)
www.healthysoul.co.uk (Comprehensive website on complementary medicine, nutrition and preventative health written by journalist Frances Ive)
www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk (Find a professional nutritionist in your local area. Only nutritionists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent the Nutritionist Resource copies of their qualifications and insurance cover are listed on the website)
www.thefoodstork.com (Your very own Maternity Chef delivering to new parents - homemade, nutritious, freezer-ready food specifically created for new mothers.)

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Eco-friendly and natural collections

www.episencial.com (The first skincare line designed to support the development and immune functions of baby skin using 100 % natural ingredients)
www.fragrant-earth.co.uk (major force worldwide in aromatic products, cosmetics and toiletries established by practitioners)
www.imperfectlynatural.com (run by Janey Lee Grace - Radio 2 presenter and author of Imperfectly Natural Woman)
www.kobashi.co.uk (supply the best essential oils and aromatherapy products at good prices)
www.lanowool.com (TIPS best innovative washable breast pads now available in 100% certified organic merino wool)
www.littleinnoscents.com.au (Little Innoscents Natural, Organic Baby Skincare Range)
www.natracare.com (A range of organic and natural products for personal health care that leave a soft footprint on the earth.)
www.naturalcollection.com (offering the widest range of ethical, fair trade and eco friendly products)
www.nothingnasty.com (natural and organic skincare and beauty products made by hand, in small batches)
www.renaissancehenna.com (for truly natural hair colour and hair treatments)

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Educational toys

www.galttoys.com (Established for over 175 years, James Galt & Co. Ltd. produces and sells quality toys which meet the needs of all stages of child development from 0-10 years.)
www.elc.co.uk (Early Learning Centre toys are designed to help children explore the boundaries of their imaginations and creativity , to make learning fun and help children be all they can be.)


Fathers and all things Dad

www.barnardos.org.uk/babyfather - This initiative includes the Fatherhood Program (FP) and the The African Caribbean Fatherhood Program (ACFP) offering training in areas including relationships, communication and child development
www.bawbags.com (great company who raise awareness of baws and men's cancers.)
www.dad.info (for, from and about fathers)
www.daddynatal.co.uk (Daddy Natal - Online resource for expectant and new Dads providing practical, memorable and enjoyable antenatal education for men, by men.)
www.efprogramme.co.uk (The longest running fully evaluated programme for expectant fathers in the UK. It is based on our experience of targeting and motivating fathers in Sure Starts and other settings since 1998.)
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org (The UK's fatherhood think-tank)
www.fatherstobe.org (Learning to ride the waves of pregnancy, birth and early fatherhood)
www.Fnf.org.uk – Families need Fathers is a charitable organisation set up to keep Children and Parents in Contact
www.workingwithmen.org - unique best practices and services relating to men and boys

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For health professionals

www.birthinternational.com (specialists in birth and midwifery)
www.independentmidwives.org.uk (former Independent Midwives Assosiation)
www.midwives.co.uk (website of the RCM Midwives Journal)
www.nursinginpractice.com (free service designed to complement Nursing in Practice magazine)
www.saveindependentmidwifery.org – Please add your voice to this campaign.
www.studentmidwife.net (education based community supporting student midwives. Visit the site if you are a student, applying to become a student or are thinking about a career in midwifery.)

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Maternity and baby products

www.armsreach.com (Arm's Reach® Universal Co-Sleeper® bassinets)
www.barrettandcoeportraits.co.uk
(UK wide professional photographers who specialise in portrait photography and portraiture for babies and families in conjunction with Emma's Diary.)
www.dribblebuster.co.uk (Baby bibs for dribbly babies)
www.earlybirdsbabywear.co.uk (Earlybirds UK have a premium range of premature baby clothing especially designed for babies who are in Neonatal Intensive Care/ Special Care and for going home.)
www.glasgowpramcentre.co.uk (online discount superstore for baby goods)
www.mama-tens.info (digital TENS unit specially designed for pregnancy, labour and birth pain)
www.pelvictoner.co.uk - The PelvicToner is a highly effective, simple to use patented medical device that has been specifically designed to help you get the most from your pelvic floor muscle exercises.Quick and simple to use, it is the ONLY pelvic toner available on the NHS through your GP.
www.slumber-roo.co.uk (Beautiful, soft baby carriers to hire or buy, organic clothing and handy baby wearing accessories, all wrapped up with lots of useful hints and advice.)
www.thenappylady.co.uk (online shop for cloth nappies and free comprehensive nappy advice.)

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Nappies – washable and environmentally conscious disposables

www.bgnappies.com (exclusive European Distributors of bumGenius products)
www.Fill-Your-Pants.com
(More Pant Fill, Less Land-Fill! Cloth Nappies and Natural Baby Products)
www.lizziesrealnappies.co.uk
(Free, personalised, online advice to help you find the ideal brands of reusable nappies to suit your baby and your lifestyle)
www.ReallyPants.com (The Blog for all things Real Nappy! Reviews, competitions, features, new products and more!)
www.totsbots.com (shaped cloth nappies, towels and much more)
www.usednappies.co.uk (providing an auction service to parents to buy and sell used real nappies. The Used Nappy Company - bringing buyers and sellers together)

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Parenting

www.babycalm.co.uk (BabyCalm™ is a unique concept presented through classes and literature that aims to empower new parents to raise their baby with confidence.)
www.childrenssociety.org.uk - The Children's Society is a leading children's charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK
www.esc.org.uk (Electrical Safety Council - an independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents.)
www.familiesonline.co.uk (free parenting magazine available in print and online to 22 regions in the UK giving excellent advice on everything of interest to parents)
www.hanzak.com (Elaine Hanzak -Gott. One-stop resource covering all aspects of post-natal illnesses, from the commonly experienced baby-blues to the rare condition of puerperal psychosis.)
www.ideasforthekids.co.uk (ideas for family days out with the kids)
www.mothering.com (provides truly helpful information upon which parents can base informed choices)
www.londonmums.org.uk (the only free and independent peer support group for mums based in London)
www.mumsnet.com (excellent interactive website for parents)
www.mybabyradio.com ( live internet radio station exclusively for new parents and their babies)
www.totstotravel.co.uk (Award winning family-friendly holiday company)

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Pregnancy

www.birthingsense.com (A private prenatal class is provided in a 3DVD set from Australian midwife and educator Leanne Cummins)
www.birthinangus.org.uk (Birth in Angus is a website dedicated to the promotion of straightforward birth, particularly within the community maternity units at Arbroath and Montrose.)
www.birthartcafe.co.uk (Birth Art Cafe - The Hertfordshire Holistic Health Centre is a multi-centred resource offering a range of well-being, alternative, complementary and lifestyle therapies and services across London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, focussing on the spiritual aspects of conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood.)
www.corewellness.co.uk (free program designed to support your health and wellbeing)
www.eastlondonhypnobirthing.co.uk (East London Hypnobirthing®. Taking the birthing world by calm - website run by Soshanna Hayhoe)
www.edinburghhypnobirthing.co.uk (Discover HypnoBirthing® with a qualified personal instructor (also a qualified midwife) who is passionate about women’s health in pregnancy, birth and beyond.)
www.hi-baby.co.uk (supplier of prenatal products designed to make pregnancy an exciting, informed and comfortable experience)
www.holditsister.com (Hold it Sister is the revolutionary new exercise program by Australian Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Mary O’Dwyer.)
www.inamay.com(Well known for her seminal work, Spiritual Midwifery, her new book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, is now available. It inspires women to reduce the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies and assuring them – your body still work
www.orgasmicbirth.com (website for Orgasmic Birth DVD)
www.pregnancy.com.au (Australian website providing up-to-date and extensive source of information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenting)
www.theprenatalcompany.co.uk (The Prenatal Company offers you private antenatal care, provided by qualified midwives, at a time and place convenient to you)
www.yogabellies.co.uk (pre and post natal classes for mums and babies across the UK)

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Skincare and bath time

www.aromababy.com (pure and natural skincare for mother and baby)
www.bathedwithlove and www.tummytubusa.com (natural bath products and accessories that promote a positive bathing experience for babies and toddlers)
www.cuddledry.com (cleverly designed, top quality, 100% organic bath towels for babies and toddlers)
www.essential-care.co.uk (pioneering range of truly organic body care, hand-made with pure plant oils and biodynamic herbs)
www.ewg.org (at Environmental Working Group (EWG) a team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers check government data, legal documents, scientific studies and carry out independent laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment. I refer to the Skin Deep database when checking the ingredients of baby skincare products.)
www.greenbaby.co.uk (naturally better products for you and your baby)
www.greenpeople.co.uk (pioneers of organic health and beauty)
www.halosnhorns.co.uk (sensitive skincare for sensitive souls)
www.jacksonreece.com (TIPS Awards Scheme 'Best of the best' baby wipes)
www.mamababybliss.com (MamaBabyBliss offers pampering and beauty treatments for mother and babies including holistic massage, baby massage and baby yoga.)
www.organicbabies.com ((Pure products from green people to give baby and child the best start in life))
www.sensitiveskincareco.com (produces a lovely natural emollient range for skins prone to dryness and sensitivities)
www.sunsmart.org.uk (Sun Smart Campaign - Cancer Research UKs national skin cancer prevention campaign)
www.tummytub.co.uk (the new concept in bathing babies up to 6 months)
www.weleda.co.uk (winners of TIPS baby skincare products Best range award 2007-2008)

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Skin-to-skin contact

www.babieslovemassage.co.uk (Established Infant Massage courses in Devon for babies to pre-schoolers and their parents, including the original Music, Massage & Movement course.)
www.biologicalnurturing.com (run by Dr.Suzanne Colsen, founder of Biological Nurturing – a mother-centred approach that suggests new ways to hold and cuddle babies aiming to increase the enjoyment of breastfeeding)
www.ergopouch.com.au (ergoPouch - Safe and healthy baby sleep solutions including the innovative Mumma Scent baby comforter)
www.gentlehandsbabymassage.co.uk (website run by experienced massage therapist Sue Pitts. The Gentle Hands Baby Massage Kit provides everything you need to learn the art of baby massage in your own home. The kit can provide a bond between parent and baby, which can last a life time)
www.iaimbabymassage.co.uk (IAIM Baby Massage - One stop resource for parents on all things baby massage. Find out the history behind the IAIM and access the latest information on classes, instructors in your area plus FAQs on all your common baby massage queries.)
www.iaim.org.uk (International Association of infant massage)
www.kangaroomothercare.com (benefits of skin-to-skin contact)
www.knotstressed.com - Offers a wide variety of therapeutic massage treatments and classes in the centre of Edinburgh including pregnancy, postnatal and baby massage.
www.schoolofbabywearing.com (The School of Babywearing™ is a social enterprise that runs a variety of training courses for parents, professionals, businesses and other interested organisations about wearing babies and children in slings and baby carriers.)
www.sheiladicksonyoga.com (The Sheila Dickson Yoga Centre offers many styles of Yoga, including Sheila’s ‘Fusion Yoga’. All styles incorporate Relaxation and Meditation techniques. Based in Prestwick, Ayrshire)

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Miscellaneous

Rehab Recovery is an organisation that provides addiction treatment and healthcare advice for a wide range of of different addiction and dependency problems.
www.andrewjohnson.co.uk Let Andrew Johnson the acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist, Emotional Freedom Practitioner, and Reiki Master help you reach your true potential.
www.compulearn.biz (Compulearn Computer Training is a Sage Accredited Business Partner. Trainers have at least 18 years experience in using Sage and also an Accountancy background.)
www.environdec.com (provide relevant, verified and comparable environmental product information)
www.holditsister.com (Hold it Sister is the revolutionary new pelvic floor exercise program by Australian Physiotherapist Mary O’Dwyer.To buy 'Hold It Sister' in the UK go to www.incostress.com or Waterstones.)
www.hydrateforhealth.co.uk (a personal, hands-free drinking system for people who are bed or wheelchair-bound)
www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk (The Hysterectomy Association provides impartial information and support to women who have had, or are having a hysterectomy)
www.justducks.co.uk - UK's leading and probably the largest specialist supplier of PVC, Rubber and Fluffy Ducks. Just Ducks can also provide branded ducks and are pleased to provide quotations for upward of 150 pieces printed with a logo of your choice.
www.kayetrout.blogspot.com (Kaye Trout's book reviews)
www.ngdt.co.uk (practical information on egg and sperm donation)
www.organicholidays.co.uk (a guide to some of the most picturesque corners of the British Isles complemented with tips on how to plan an organic get away)
www.ot4kids.co.uk - Occupational Therapy for Babies and Children in London - assessment and personalised treatment including Kinesio®Taping for babies and children from 0–7 years of age with a wide range of physical, sensory, and social-emotional challenges
www.pelvictoner.co.uk - The PelvicToner is a highly effective, simple to use patented medical device that has been specifically designed to help you get the most from your pelvic floor muscle exercises.Quick and simple to use, it is the ONLY pelvic toner available on the NHS through your GP.
www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk (part of Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd)
www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk (Shakti Womens Aid - Committed to providing support, information and help to any woman, child or young person, especially those from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Shakti Women’s Aid will give you support for what your wishes are and to allow you to gain control of your life.)
www.troononline.net (Troon’s community website and Insite Web design)

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