Breastfeeding in Public

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,...

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...