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Hereford and District Newsletter Autumn Issue
Introduce yourselves to any neighbours with
children of a similar age, so you can have
impromptu play dates instead of being stuck inside on your own.
If it snows, amaze a small person by rolling a little surprise present inside a snowball and
freezing it hard.
Make marzipan fruits with marzipan, food colouring and few
cloves for the stalks. Roll the oranges on the side of a grater to get the texture!
Letter from the Committee
Following our AGM in November, we have a couple of new faces helping run the committee. We are always keen for new ideas and with all positions being taken now there is no obligation to take on a role and you do not have to be a member, just enjoy the social side of it!
We ran another hugely successful sale at Hereford leisure centre back in October, so lovely to see lots of friends and also so many new faces. Make sure you have the next sale in your diary (16th Feb 2013). Before then though we have Christmas, a time for eating too much and seeing too much of your families. If you fancy escaping for a morning, we have a Christmas party at tiny toes on December 18th, this is a lovely group, run by mums. You do not have to be a member to come and enjoy the craft, snack, music and games from 10-12 on a Tuesday at Stretton Sugwas village hall. Hopefully well see lots of you at the Christmas meal on the 6th Dec (email for details)
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Harriet & BenJoshua Allen
16th September 2012 Cressida & AlexSophia Grace
18th September 2012 Lauren & WayneHuw Richard
19th September 2012 PJ & PaulMax
28th September 2012 Amy & DannyReuben
13th October 2012
Our breastfeeding experience
Wed already decided that breastfeeding was our chosen method before the
birth, but once he was here it was so hard! We stayed in hospital for 3 days
getting excellent help, but soon I developed mastitis and was struggling. He
was tongue tied so physically struggled to latch on, plus he was very lazy!
Being stubborn I didnt want to give up, so I googled, got his tongue fixed, rang
the NCT support line and bought myself an electronic pump. When he was 5
weeks old I realised I needed more support so found a baby group to go to
(Tiny Toes on a Tuesday at Stretton Sugwas village hall 10-12)as well as the
NCT bumps and babes group. I made a circle of friends who helped us but
most importantly I felt they didnt judge me. I did try to go back to breast-
feeding during the day, but as he got older and nosier it became even more
impossible. I expressed for 7 months and continued feeding him at night until
he was 9 months (it was a lot more comfortable lying down!) I am pleased
with my decision and my only recommendation would be to seek help and ad-
vice before you get to the point of exhaustion and exasperation!
To hire Ameda or Medela pumps, via a local NCT
please call NCT Enquiries on 0300 330 077
Breastfeeding Support Group on Wednesday 10-12 at Fred
Tiny ToesTuesday 10-12Stretton Sugwas Village Halllots
of mums with plenty of experience and support!
HEREFORD NCT NEARLY NEW SALE
16th February 2013
(1pm for members with valid membership card)
Hereford Leisure Centre
Thurs 6th December - Christmas Meal - 7.30 @ Ask
Tues 18th Dec - Tiny Toes Christmas Party - 10-1 @ Stretton Sugwas
Tues 8th Jan - Committee Meeting - 7.30 @ Stretton Sugwas Village Hall
Tues 15th Jan - Health Visitor at Tiny Toes @ Stretton Sugwas Village Hall
Sat 16th Feb - Nearly New Sale - 1.30 @ Hereford Leisure Centre
If you would like to volunteer, find out more or get directions then please
e-mail us at [email protected]
Party Tuesday 18th Dec