Breastfeeding | Lansinoh Feed with Confidence Awards plus Giveaway
The Feed with Confidence Awards
Back at the start of August 2017, Lansinoh launched their Feed with Confidence Awards. The awards are to celebrate places across the country supporting breastfeeding mums.
To place your nomination, please visit www.lansinoh.co.uk/feedwithconfidence. The closing date for entries is the 31st December 2017, with the winners being announced in March 2018.
By placing your nomination you can also be in with a chance of winning a mini break with Luxury Family Hotels!
British breastfeeding rates among the worst in the world
British breastfeeding rates among the worst in the world, could the culprit be society’s attitudes towards breastfeeding?
To understand if there is a stigma attached to breastfeeding in public, Lansinoh conducted research to gauge public opinion. The new research quashed common misconceptions, revealing that the over 65s are the most accepting and that men are more comfortable with it than women.
Witnessing a woman breastfeeding in a café, restaurant or pub was uncomfortable for an average of 46% of people. Despite the most comfortable public spaces being revealed as the great outdoors, a surprising percentage of people still felt uncomfortable at the park (17%) and beach (16%).
People surveyed were least accepting towards breastfeeding in front of teenagers, with almost half of respondents agreeing it makes them feel uncomfortable. Over a third of people surveyed were not even comfortable seeing a woman breastfeed in front of another woman.
Although lack of support from policy makers and opinion leaders was the least popular reason for low breastfeeding rates, 1 in 3 still felt that it’s a significant root cause despite it being illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport. More than half of people agreed that rates are low because women don’t want to risk abuse.
Would you like to win a Lansinoh manual breast pump and breast pads? Then why not enter our giveaway!
Giveaway Terms & Conditions
- Open to UK residents only.
- Prize is a Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump and Breast Pads
- The winner will be chosen at random by Gleam.
- The winner will be contacted and have 7 days to respond before a new winner is drawn.
- The winner’s details will be passed onto Lansinoh who will send out the prize directly.
- No cash alternative.
- Competition closes 11:59pm Sunday 17th September 2017 (GMT)