• : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/file.inc on line 895.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to gmap_gmap() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1877.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display_page::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display_page.inc on line 481.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display_block::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display_block.inc on line 193.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 641.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 770.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 82.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 585.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 585.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 609.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_relationship_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_relationship.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 206.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home7/parentfr/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 128.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_defaults_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_elaborations_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to user_relationship_mailer_user_relationships() expected to be a reference, value given in /home7/parentfr/public_html/includes/module.inc on line 471.

Breastfeeding Access

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A new mum friend of mine contacted me while I was working on the parent-friendly.com site to tell me that in her local town the cafes and restaurants can sign up to a register to indicate that they allow breastfeeding. They display a sign in the window indicating this so that breastfeeding mums know that they won't be bothered by people 'tutting' or worse.

I thought this was an interesting idea so I looked into it and I was horrified by some of the stories I read of mothers being asked to leave, or being directed to to the toilets, when breastfeeding their babies.

Luckily I also discovered a group who are doing their utmost to ensure this doesn't happen:

A big parent-friendly 'hurrah' for Breastfeeding: Access All Areas, who support mothers to have the freedom to choose to feed their child when they need to be fed. They also provide the tools and support to business and venues to make this happen.

According to this group, 63% of breastfeeding women report that they have been on the receiving end of unsupportive comments or behaviour while breastfeeding in a public place.

Whilst most places have an open attitude, not all women know this, so it is important to encourage all businesses to become breastfeeding friendly and welcome these mums into their venues.

Parent-friendly.com couldn't agree more!

Go to their site here to find out more.

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