Breast Feeding

Reasons Your Period Might Stop (If You're Not Pregnant)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If there’s one thing a woman can count on in life, it’s her period. In fact, the average woman will have hundreds of periods between puberty and t...

Formula Haters, You Did Not Pick A Good Day To Mess...

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

I'm in a seriously sweary mood today, it's three weeks since my last silent coffee. Ordinarily sweary wouldn't  be a problem. You'd never have known that I've shouted expletives into the fridge with the frequency of a bad case of Tourette's today.

Breastfeeding - The Ultimate Jigsaw Puzzle?

Amy Brown | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Although breastfeeding might be natural, that doesn't mean it is always straightforward. Lots of natural things take practice such as crawling, walking, learning to talk. Likewise, learning how to latch your baby on, recognising those subtle feeding cues and generally feeling more confident in what you are doing can take time.

How The Myth Of The 'Good Baby' Is Damaging Breastfeeding

Amy Brown | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Being a new parent can be one of the biggest, scariest responsibilities you will ever take on. Growing a whole new tiny person and keeping them alive can be anxiety inducing even for the most laid back. Am I holding them ok? Why are they crying? Am I doing any of this right?

How Long Does It Really Take to Recover After Pregnancy and Birth?

Karen Laing | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

In 11 years working a pre and post natal exercise expert throughout London and West Essex I've seen a lot of pregnant and post natal mums. Probably close to the 500 pregnancies now. And what's the most common question? When will I get 'me' back again?

Breast Is Best For This Bodybuilder Who Drinks Women's Milk To Feel 'Stronger And Bigger'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's not unusual for bodybuilders to enhance their routines with supplements or some sort. But Danny Davidson, a 32-year-old personal trainer from ...

Preparing for Parenthood: Mission Impossible

Georgia Mann-Smith | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Mann-Smith

I'm due to give birth tomorrow. I've never done it before and like many women my age (early 30s - just), I've agonised over whether now is the right time. Will it wreck my career? Do we have enough money to feed and clothe another human being? Will we become one of those couples who fill social media feeds with massively un-fascinating photos of their dribbling offspring?

Breastfeeding Confidential: It's Hard, It Hurts, and Everyone Should Know It

Jessica Shortall | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

Whatever the reasons that we are being kept in the dark on the difficulties and practical how-to's of breastfeeding, it's time we take control of the dialogue. If you've ever breastfed, and have a pregnant friend, sit her down and tell her about the difficult parts of breastfeeding.

The Cursed Twins of Madagascar

Kiki King | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kiki King

Meeting the unluckiest woman in Madagascar changed my views on motherhood forever. Despite standing almost 6ft tall, Carolin ducks her eyes when she smiles, shyness getting the better of her. She hides her inner steel. She lost everything because she refused to abandon her children. She is the mother of twins: three sets of twins.

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Baby

Jessica Shortall | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I'm ready to stop because I work full-time, which means I have to make time to pump breast milk during every single work day, and this is not easy. In the past year, I've been on a dozen business trips, which involve incredible planning and logistics to leave enough milk at home, and to pump and travel with dozens of ounces of milk.

Calling Time on Breastfeeding?

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I have spoken to women who wanted to nurse their babies but couldn't, or decided enough was enough after a few weeks. Many women have perfectly healthy infants and decided right at the start that breastfeeding just wasn't for them, and others are still feeding five-year-olds. I was lucky in that I decided to nurse and, with help, was able to.

Mother Saves Tiny Puppy's Life - By Breastfeeding Him

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Humans breastfeeding animals is becoming positively de rigueur, darlings. Just take this lady, who selflessly allowed a Labrador puppy to suckle a...

The Bear Breast - A Paean to Breast Feeding

Lana Citron | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.

Breastfeeding Is More Successful When Dads Are Involved Too

Gideon Burrows | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gideon Burrows

It is worth us all remembering that mums are more likely to pursue and succeed with breastfeeding if the father is actively involved right from day one, and that baby-father bonds are stronger when dad plays a role.

Taming of the Shrewd

Lana Citron | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

I don't get it. What is it with women? As a gender we seem to be our own nemesis. The rubbish we tell/sell ourselves is far more detrimental to the modern female psyche than the shit men mete out.

So Facebook DOES Know The Difference Between Elbows And Nipples (PHOTO)

Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Facebook has apologised and reinstated a picture it had banned, after its moderators apparently confused a woman’s elbows with her nipples. The ...

Did Facebook Mistake This Woman's Elbows For Nipples?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

UPDATE: So Facebook DOES Know The Difference Between Elbows And Nipples... Blonde In Bath Picture Is Reinstated A web magazine has conducted a Face...

Suckling Breast Milk Baby Doll: Ewwww Or Awwww?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A breastfeeding baby doll which makes suckling motions and noises has hit the American Christmas toy market. The Breast Milk Baby, which is prompt...

What if Breast Isn't Best?

Sarah Cawood | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

I was exhausted, depressed, utterly obsessed with making it work and insanely jealous of the women who made it look easy. I asked every woman I knew who had children about breast feeding and was surprised but also heartened to discover that I wasn't alone. My new world of parenting was littered with devastated women who eventually, with heavy hearts, had to throw in the towel...

Women's Groups Saving and Changing Lives

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

I am witnessing a monthly meeting by the Chandrajarkie village women's group, which is organised and monitored by the village women. I'm here because I want to understand how the group has achieved a public health and social breakthrough: a massive reduction in neonatal mortality, and a huge step forward in the self-confidence of women.

Breastfeeding Mothers Flash Brighton Shoppers

PA | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

A hardy group of mothers staged a breastfeeding flash-mob demonstration in a city centre to declare their right to feed their babies in public. ...

Breast is not Best

Mammasaurus | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Breast isn't best - it's an option. Breast feeding is nutrionally better for your baby that formula milk, it's a fact that we are all aware of. But i...