Breastfeeding in Public

Samantha Faiers Praised Yet Again For Breastfeeding Selfie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

Samantha Faiers has received more praise for sharing another selfie of herself breastfeeding baby Paul. The 25-year-old new mum, who posted her first ...

'Saved By The Bell' Actress Would Rather Breastfeed On A Toilet Than In Public

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

Former 'Saved By The Bell' actress Tiffani Thiessen has admitted she'd rather sit on a toilet to breastfeed than publicly in a restaurant. Thiessen, w...

Mum Shields Breastfeeding Baby With Victoria's Secret Model To Avoid Causing Offence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose breastfeeding photo was repeatedly reported to Facebook for containing nudity, found a tongue-in-cheek way to respond to those she'd offen...

MP Breastfeeding In Parliament Criticised For Bringing In 'Unelected' Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A Spanish MP who breastfed in parliament has been criticised for bringing her baby into the debating room when he wasn't elected. Carolina Bescansa...

People Caught On Camera Calling Breastfeeding Mum 'Disgusting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents

Public opinion may have shifted to be more in favour of a woman's right to breastfeed in public, as proven by a recent social experiment that saw memb...

Tube Passengers Come To The Rescue Of Woman Shamed For Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

A group of tube passengers defended a woman's right to breastfeed in public when a man became verbally abusive to a nursing mother. The passengers ...

Mum Told To 'Put Her T*ts Away' While Expressing In Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who sat in her car to express milk for her baby was shocked when a passer-by told her to "put her fucking tits away". Telaine Smith, 31, f...

Feel Uncomfortable About Breastfeeding? These Photos Will Reassure You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Parents

A captivating photo project aims to encourage mums to feel confident and comfortable sharing their experience of breastfeeding. "Perhaps if we were...

It's Time to Take Our Breasts Back

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Of course I totally support women who prefer to wear breastfeeding bibs to cover up when they are feeding. But it still begs the question, why do they feel the need to hide their breasts when they are simply keeping their child alive by feeding it?

Ten Reasons Why Breastfeeding and Urinating are Not the Same

Sian Ganly | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sian Ganly

There is no comparison between breastfeeding and urinating. None. They are in no way, shape or form the same thing. Two completely different bodily functions, two completely different purposes.

Mum Who Breastfeeds 6-Year-Old Daughter: 'I've Been Called A Paedophile'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who breastfeeds her 6-year-old daughter, says she has been called a paedophile after sharing her story online. Maha Al Musa, 52, says she ...

Woman Breastfeeds Her Baby Like A Regular Mum... Whilst Working In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Argentinian politician Victoria Donda Perez, has been praised online after a photo emerged of her breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter during a ...

Mum Who Was Told Breastfeeding In The Pool Was 'Unhygienic' Receives Apology

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

A holiday park has issued an apology to a mother who was asked to stop breastfeeding her son in the swimming pool. Holly Mayes, 21, was in the poo...

Tamara Ecclestone Speaks Out About THAT Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has spoken out about inadvertanly sparking a breastfeeding in public debate, by sharing a brelfie while on holiday. Speaking to L...

Doutzen Kroes Wants To Highlight The 'Scandal' Surrounding Breasts With This Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

Doutzen Kroes has made a stand for "normalising" public breastfeeding, by sharing an Instagram photo showing her feeding her 10-month-old daughter, My...

The Unequality Act

B.J. Epstein | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The Equality Act must be implemented and followed, and it's breastfeeders who need to be made comfortable, not stupid people who can't stop staring and then whine about what they've seen.

Breastfeeding: The No Bullsh*t Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

So why oh why is it not this simple? Why do we instead feel so judged on our choices and like a 'failure' if we are not doing what is perceived as making the 'best choice' when it comes to how we feed our baby?

Why Breastfeeding Is Not Like Peeing - At All

Sophie Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

We're still puzzling out what ostentatious breastfeeding might look like - flashing bosom beacons? Blinged-up breasts? A regal wave of a tiny hand? Whatever he had in mind, the act of feeding an infant is as likely to be ostentatious as the act of feeding oneself: which is to say, very unlikely.

The F Word

Helen Chandler | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

I am a feminist. Of course I am. The OED defines feminism as the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. So how could I not be? Do I think women and men are equal? Well, obviously. Do I think legal rights and social norms should reflect that equality? Well, again, yes, of course I do. As, surely, do the vast, vast majority of men and women.

Café Apologises For Asking Mums To Breastfeed In Disabled Loo...

SWNS | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A café owner has been forced to apologise after putting a sign in the window - asking mums to breastfeed in the disabled toilets. Because when bre...

10 Ways Dads Can 'Breastfeed'

Caroline Thain | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Feeling slightly inadequate or left out is normal. You may sense that you are missing something special, by not being able to feed the baby. You might experience a perceived (or real) loss of intimacy, as your lover's role is reframed... So, it is helpful to know there are many ways you can 'breastfeed' the baby!

Poorna Bell

In Pics: Mamas Everywhere Unite For #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alanis Morissette has posted one of the best celebrity breastfeeding pictures to kickstart support for World Breastfeeding Week which continues until ...

Is Breastfeeding in Taxi Ranks Really the Problem in Blackpool?

Antonia Charlesworth | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Charlesworth

I wrote to Blackpool Council, incensed that I hadn't been simply moved on. The fact I was feeding at the time had magnified events and my humiliation. It's ironic, I thought, that Blackpool Council professes to encourage breastfeeding... While I waited for a response from the council (which I still haven't got directly) I became more indignant. The rude parking warden, his lack of sympathy and my own feelings of vulnerability and violation over the photos he took underlined how breastfeeding in public was a near impossible ask.

Booby Trappers No.1 the NHS

Lottie Daley | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

The United Kingdom has one of the lowest rates of breast feeding in Europe with the latest statistics for England stating that while 73% of new mothers initiate breastfeeding the number rapidly declines to 45% by 6-8 weeks. What on earth is happening between birth and two months of age to warrant such a significant drop?

Why We Need Lactivists

Lottie Daley | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world and when we think about it, it's not rocket science to understand why that may be.