Breastfeeding in Public

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,...

Mum Shocked To Discover Breastfeeding Shaming Starts Young

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who shared a photo of her toddler playing at breastfeeding a doll, was stunned when it was shared by a woman who called it "the nastiest shit" s...

Holly Willoughby Hits Back At Former Lads Mag Editor Over Breastfeeding Debate

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

Holly Willoughby felt the need to defend breastfeeding mothers when a former lads magazine editor said women should "cover up" on 'This Morning'. Will...

Katie Price Doesn't Agree With Mums Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has shocked viewers by revealing she doesn't agree with mums breastfeeding in public. The mum-of-five shared her views on the 'Loose Wome...

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 01.09.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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.