Breastfeeding

What's a Mummy Worth?

Sarah Lawton | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

So, 9 months physical work - feeling sick, having boob pain from hell, lugging around a lead-lined watermelon with a bladder-splatting penchant, what's that worth? It's definitely a 24 hour job, so let's say AT LEAST 2k per month.

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About How She's Finding Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen has opened up about life as a new mum, a month after giving birth to baby Luna. The 30-year-old said she and Legend were "so happy", ca...

Martial Arts Ring Girl Calls Out 'Hypocrisy' Surrounding Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mixed martial arts (MMA) ring girl has questioned why photos of her breastfeeding have received a backlash when her bikini snaps don't. Jackie Owens...

Fed is Best! Why We Must Stamp Out Pressure on Mothers Who Don't Breastfeed

Angela Spencer | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

Those that can't or chose not to breastfeed feel guilty enough, do not add to it. There are many other factors that can have an influence on your baby's health and development that you can still play a part of and they are just as important - breastfeeding isn't the be all and end all of your baby's development...

Mum Told To Breastfeed 'In Private' At Hospital Because It Was 'Sexual'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has hit out after being told she must breastfeed "in private" in a hospital because it was "sexual" and men were "uncomfortable". Darcie Pennin...

A Blog About Boobs

Katy Cox | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Cox

They've been the udders that have fed our children and are now the plump cushions for their sleeping heads. They've been squeezed, pumped, prodded and poked by babies, midwives and health visitors and because of this, they are now the floor-facing members of society. They have lost their fight against gravity and now hang their sad faces in defeat.

Mum 'Forced' To Throw Away 15 Litres Of Breast Milk At Airport

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised Heathrow airport after staff "forced" her to throw nearly 15 litres of her breast milk away. Jessica Coakley Martinez said she fe...

Mum Responds To Stranger Who Told Her 'Breast Is Best' While She Bought Formula

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents

A new mum who struggled for weeks trying to breastfeed has responded to a stranger who told her "breast is best" as she bought formula milk. Annie Fer...

Death Threats for Opening a 'Breastfeeding' Cafe? You Have Got to Be Kidding

Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Packham

Purdie isn't receiving death threats because she's opening up a family friendly cafe, is she? Because with the tonnes of cafes with small play areas for kids (including Peter Andre's), I've never known any of them to get hit with criticism.

Stop Bashing Each Other - A Parenting Irony

Deborah Hitchins | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Hitchins

I found if you say you're going with the flow then you're deemed uncaring and not bothered about achieving the best for your child. But if you're making informed choices you're deemed to be trying too hard. But the worst thing was the judgement and judgement where it really isn't needed.

If Only Someone Had Told Me

Karen Hall | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

As an antenatal educator, I am often advised of the many ways in which I failed to prepare people for what it's really like to have a baby, and find yourself relentlessly on call to a tyrannical but adored bundle of cute, who speaks no language that you know, and for whose health and well-being you are entirely responsible.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Why She Stopped Breastfeeding Saint

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has revealed she had to stop breastfeeding her son Saint because North West was "getting jealous". The 35-year-old mum, who gave birth ...

The 'Heartbreaking' Breastfeeding Struggle Mums Rarely Talk About

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of herself tandem breastfeeding her twin daughters alongside an honest account of the struggles she has faced. Elaina Bellis,...

Breastfeeding Photo Sparks 'Controversy' With Fire Deparment

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who breastfed her baby while wearing her husband's firefighter clothes has found her self at the centre of a "controversy". The mother's husba...

Changing the Conversation Around Breastfeeding

Sue Ashmore | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents
Sue Ashmore

We need to change the conversation. We can stop laying the blame for a major public health issue in the laps of individual women, and acknowledge the collective responsibility of us all to remove the barriers to breastfeeding which lead to eight out of ten women reporting they had to stop breastfeeding before they had wanted to.

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...

Breastfeeding Mum In Milk Bath Photo Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has issued a heartfelt response to criticism of a photo of her breastfeeding her two children in a milk bath. Kassondra Coxson asked photogr...

Mum's Unplanned Breastfeeding Shoot With Toddlers Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who chose to breastfeed her two toddlers while on a family photoshoot has opened up about why the moment was so poignant. Texas-based Chelsea...

Attention, Please Get Your Breasts Out for Inspection!

Michelle Tan | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Tan

Inspired by Jamie's attempts at "unpacking" breastfeeding data and launching a much needed campaign to support women all around the world in the correct use of their mammary glands, a group of hard nosed Breastfeeding Militants have come together to form the "Breastfeeding Boobs Squad" (BBS).

Sam Faiers Praised For 'Normalising Breastfeeding' With This Snap

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers has been praised by mothers on Instagram after she shared her first photo showing her breastfeeding her son. The 25-year-old was pictured s...

Adele On Breastfeeding: 'The Pressure On Mums Is F***ing Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

Adele has spoken out in support of mums who don't breastfeed by admitting she found it "hard" as a new mum. The 27-year-old singer said too many peopl...

Aunt Breastfeeds Her Nephew, Inspires Mums To Discuss Milk Sharing

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

An aunt sparked an online discussion about wet nursing by sharing a photo showing her breastfeeding her sister's baby. Meg Nagle, a lactation consulta...

Mum Hits Back At Shop Customer Who Criticised Her Breastfeeding At Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has hit back after receiving a negative review for her doughnut store form a customer who claimed she was breastfeeding behind the shop count...

Dear Jamie, You Missed the Trick

Antonina Mamzenko | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Antonina Mamzenko

So, dear Jamie, you totally missed the trick here. Don't try and convince mothers that breast is best. You will either be met with resistance from those that chose to - or had to - bottle feed, or will end up preaching to the preachers.