Breastfeeding in Public

Normalise Breastfeeding? Normalise Breasts

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

Changing a nation's attitudes to the female form, breasts and breastfeeding isn't easy, but the west can continue to learn from the world. Educating young children about breastfeeding is one major way to support mothers.

Worried About Breastfeeding In Public? These 10 Mums' Experiences Will Reassure You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

So often we hear or read about women who are shamed for breastfeeding or told to “cover up” while feeding their baby in public. But the reality ma...

Mum Defends Her Decision To Breastfeed Her Baby While Having Sex, In 'This Morning' Interview

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum breastfed on live TV while defending her decision to vlog about feeding her baby while having sex. Tasha Maile joined Holly Willoughby and Phill...

Why Do You Object To Breastfeeding In Public?

J.J. Barnes | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

Before formula, there was breast milk.  Before bottles there was breasts.  The human race has lasted this long because we are physically able to nurture our young using our bodies.  That's incredible.  Women's bodies are genuinely incredible.  We can grow these humans and feed them with nothing except what our bodies naturally do and that is truly remarkable.

This Mum Had The Perfect Response When A Man Asked Her To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has been praised for her quick thinking response to a stranger who suggested she put a towel over herself while she was breastfeeding her son. ...

Breastfeeding My Daughter Is One Of The Things I Am Proudest Of In My Life

Elena Davies | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Elena Davies

Elena Davies has been breastfeeding her daughter Lily since she was 12 weeks - however it wasn't an easy journey. In this vlog, Elena discusses their story, exploring her desire to 'prove my body worked' after losing her son, Aneurin, at 34 weeks and her disappointment when it was suggested she formula fed Lily instead.

No, I Won't Cover Up

J.J. Barnes | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere I am a breastfeeder.  I fed my first daughter for nearly 11 months and I'm currently feeding my second daughter who is nearly eight months.  I have always breastfed on demand, as and when required.  Whether I'm in a restaurant, a shop or the theatre, I've simply fed my baby because she's hungry and needs feeding.

Shaking The Fear Of Breastfeeding In Public

Vanessa Christie | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Breastfeeding out and about gets a pretty bad image in the news. All we tend to hear about are stories of mums being asked to leave shops, restaurants, swimming pools, libraries, public transport and so on.

The Taboo Of Breastfeeding

Diana Nortey | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

I must confess, at the beginning, I found breastfeeding very daunting and scary because I have heard so many stories from mothers who have already gone through the experience of breastfeeding in public--and they were not good experiences.

Tess Holliday Wins Praise For Breastfeeding Son Bowie At Women's March

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

Tess Holliday won praise for sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding during the Women’s March in LA. The 31-year-old, who gave birth to her second ...

Breastfeeding Dilemmas - If It Is Good Enough For The Pope...

Laura Tysoe | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Tysoe

Having seen breastfeeding once again taking centre stage in the media, with Pope Francis encouraging nursing mothers to feed in church, I have decided to share my views on the matter. I have called this post 'Breastfeeding Dilemmas' but if I am honest, with my five-month old son, this is not a dilemma for me. It is just something that I do. Often. Anywhere and (mostly) everywhere.

When Breast Is Not Always Best

Stacey Oakes | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

There is no support for mums who bottle-feed. There, I said it. I constantly see articles about how we need to have more support and help for breastfeeding mothers and how it needs to be more socially acceptable to feed your baby wherever you choose to.

Why I Love Breastfeeding

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

For me I have loved both my breastfeeding journeys and am still continuing to feed Mr T at morning and night at 19 months old. I have loved seeing Mr T's rolls grow knowing that I had made them myself like some kind of super hero.

What I Wasn't Told About Breastfeeding!

Gemma Jade | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Jade

Looking back, I wish I had known these things to help make me feel "normal" instead of having people tell me to stop and give up because I wasn't giving my baby what he needed when in fact he put on lots of weight very quickly and is a healthy and happy baby!

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

Does Breastfeeding Get On Your Tits?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

So why the hell does everyone care so much about the choices this woman (who I would like to place my fave maternity bra on that none of them actually know or have met) makes? Why do we feel the need to sling mud, to debate over whether she is a bad mum scarring her child forever, that she is not a fit parent, that she is disgusting and crossing the line from nurturing into the perverse?

It's Time To Stop Viewing Breastfeeding As A Bodily Function

Lily Canter | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Lily Canter

The "breast is best" message is widely accepted in UK society and yet woman who assert the view that breastfeeding in public is a desirable social behaviour are accused of showing-off, being holier-than-thou and not following correct etiquette.

Hockey Player Mum Praised For Pre-Game Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents

An ice hockey player who breastfed her five-month-old daughter ahead of a game has been praised online by parents. Sabrina Pfeifer, from the US, was d...

A Book Shop Has Been Praised For Its Unusual Breastfeeding Sign

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A book shop in Coventry has been praised for its invitation for women to breastfeed ‘ostentatiously’ in the store. The Big Comfy Bookshop put a ha...

Mum Pumps Breast Milk In Hotel Lobby To Prove A Point About Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A disgruntled mum decided to make a stand and pump breast milk in a busy hotel lobby after being refused a private space by hotel employees. Lynda Maz...

Mum Not Allowed To Breastfeed In A Place Where Breasts Are On Display

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who was asked to move to the bathroom while breastfeeding in a department store couldn’t help but notice the irony of being told she couldn’...

Mum Posed Naked To Get People Talking About Public Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby while completely naked to make a point about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Ju...

8 Reasons Why It's Nobody Else's Business Whether You Breastfeed Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

Everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding - whether it’s getting flack when mums breastfeed in public or judgemental looks when spooning out the form...

Mila Kunis Stands Up To Breastfeeding Shaming: 'We Sexualise The Breast So Much'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

Mila Kunis has spoken out about the disapproving looks she has received when breastfeeding in public. In the same week fellow actress Thandie Newton w...

Dad Takes A Stand For Mums Told To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has set out to prove covering up while breastfeeding is “asinine”, by eating dinner with a blanket over his head. Brock Smith, from Florida,...