Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) August 21, 2006
A new website, Breastfeedingmums.com, owned and maintained by qualified teacher, Sinead Hoben, has seen rapid growth since its launch just 12 weeks ago.
Having already attained a number one Google position out of 8,400,000 for the search term 'breastfeeding information and advice', http://www.breastfeedingmums.com looks certain to become a welcome resource for both expectant and breastfeeding mums.
Drawing on her own experiences as a breastfeeding mother, Sinead felt it was becoming increasingly important to help new mums through what can, initially, be a trying experience for the whole family.
"Breastfeeding is a normal, healthy way to nourish your newborn baby, but all too often women give up in the crucial early days due to lack of support from family, friends and even the medical profession.
"Few women nowadays have been fortunate enough to witness a baby being breastfed; so the whole idea of breastfeeding is alien to many new mums," she states.
"If new mothers are to feel comfortable breastfeeding, and become competent and confident breastfeeders, then it is vital that there is a supportive network in place.
"To this end, it is great to see many baby cafes and breastfeeding support groups springing up, but the support of family, friends and society is also vital if breastfeeding is to be seen as the norm rather than the exception.
"It was for this reason that I started http://www.breastfeedingmums.com. I wanted to provide a supportive, informative and useful website where new mums could access much needed information from someone who has been through it all."
Featuring over fifty original articles covering everything from the health benefits of breastfeeding to breastfeeding in public, breastfeedingmums.com provides this all-important information at the touch of a button.
Add to this Sinead's blog, http://breastfeedingmums.typepad.com, and new mums are presented with a lively glimpse into the life and times of this busy mother of three.
So far things look encouraging. Breastfeedingmums.com is receiving a constant stream of visitors and Sinead regularly replies personally to women seeking advice.
"Unfortunately, new mums often worry about being perceived as naive if they ask questions to professional care-givers. The anonymity offered by the internet changes that. Mums open up and express their worries. Often they only need some reassurance from a friendly stranger. And that can be enough to spur them on to continue breastfeeding."
"Of course, sometimes women do need to speak to their GP, midwife or health-visitor about conditions such as thrush, mastitis or postnatal depression. Breastfeedingmums.com is simply a first port of call and I always urge women to make an appointment with their healthcare provider if the problems they are facing are medical."
As breastfeeding slowly becomes more acceptable and more places offer breastfeeding facilities, http://www.breastfeedingmums.com provides much-needed information and advice to those mothers thinking about breastfeeding or already breastfeeding.
"Encouragement makes such a difference. By empowering women and giving them the confidence to ask questions and to attempt to breastfeed, society as a whole will benefit.
"Breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start in life. And it also has many health benefits for mums too.
"I aim to shift the confusing perceptions many women hold regarding breastfeeding; I want breastfeeding to become a more widely acceptable choice for modern mums," smiles Sinead.
As she returns to the laptop where her breastfeeding articles are composed, edited and uploaded for the benefit of breastfeeding mums of the world, it becomes clear that breastfeeding is making a comeback and http://www.breastfeedingmums.com is leading the way