UK Breastfeeding

Mum Shamed For Breastfeeding By Her Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken out about how she was shamed for breastfeeding in a restaurant by her parents. Kelly Stanley, 23, from the US, said her nine-month-o...

Woman Who Breastfed Sister's Son Sparks Facebook Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who breastfed her sister’s son unexpectedly sparked a debate on Facebook. The woman, who has not been named, shared a photo on a breastfeedi...

Mum Breastfeeds While Doing Advanced Yoga

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents

A multi-tasking mum managed to combine her love of yoga with her baby’s feeding needs and the result is pretty incredible. Carlee Benear, 29, from T...

8 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Breastfeeding Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents

Once you have a baby, your parenting choices seem to become public property that everyone feels completely entitled to have an opinion on. That’s j...

Breastfeeding Rates In Britain Low Due To 'Pressures From Society'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents

The number of women breastfeeding in Britain is low due to societal pressures mothers face, a professor has argued. In January 2016, a study publishe...

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 Praised For Breastfeeding Baby After Fall

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who took a tumble down a flight of stairs is being praised for her determination to breastfeed her baby while in a neck brace. Thamalia Greenbur...

Extended Breastfeeding: Why It's Right for Me

Elaine Cogan | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

However, some of these things I would never do were borne not through ignorance of the reality of child-rearing, but out of cultural norms to which I gave far too much credence. One of these was extended breastfeeding.

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...

Healthy Eating: An Easy Guide To Portion Control

Emer Delaney | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!

A Story About A Mother 'Squirting Her Boob' At A Woman Has A Lot Of People Very Confused

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Earlier this week a story about a confrontation between a woman and a breastfeeding mother made headlines and caused an incredibly heated debate. The ...

World Breastfeeding Week: Top Five Controversial Moments

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

As World Breastfeeding Week is marked all over the globe, we take a look at some of the controversial moments that have started a conversation across ...

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...

Sam Faiers' Breastfeeding Snapchat Sparks Twitter Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers sparked an unanticipated Twitter debate after posting a breastfeeding selfie on Snapchat. The 25-year-old mum shared a photo of herself la...

Breastfeeding Mum Takes Revenge On Fridge Raiding Colleague

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

A breastfeeding mum who was fed up of her colleague stealing her coffee creamer devised a clever plan for revenge. She used her breastmilk to fill up ...

The Media's Reporting of the Childs Review Sums Up Why We're Still Light Years From Equality

Jo Swinson | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

Parliament needs comprehensive change to do its job credibly for all of society, and Professor Childs' report sets out a range of great ideas to achieve that. We also need a much more representative media, but there seems less appetite for change in the corridors of power in Fleet Street.

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...

The Waugh Zone July 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 21, 2016… 1) JEZITATION, REPETITION, DEVIATION The House of Commons rises for its summer r...

Thandie Newton Praised For This Festival Breastfeeding Selfie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

Thandie Newton has been praised for breastfeeding her child in public. The 43-year-old actress shared a snap of herself at Latitude festival breastfee...

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,...

Removing the Barriers to Breastfeeding in the UK

Sue Ashmore | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Sue Ashmore

Breastfeeding. Although I have spent my entire working life trying to improve care for women who want to breastfeed, I still hesitate to write openly about it. This is because breastfeeding is such a fraught subject in the UK, often viewed as difficult to achieve, and sometimes seen as unnecessary because of a mistaken perception that formula milk is a close second best.

Breastfeeding, Brilliant But Not Easy

Esther Hayden | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Esther Hayden

The take home message of any breastfeeding promo shouldn't seek to make mothers feel there is only one route. Simply put by Geraldine Miskin, author of Breastfeeding Made Easy, you have to bare in mind "it isn't always easy but all mums can do is their best, so they shouldn't be hard on themselves".

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...