UK Breastfeeding

Mum Appeals For Advice Over Odd Breastfeeding Query (And She's Not Alone)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has appealed to the internet for advice after realising her son clutches her other breast while she is feeding him. The mother, whose name is no...

Mum Who Never Had Success Breastfeeding Overjoyed At First Latch With Fourth Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who has never had success breastfeeding her three children was overjoyed when she had her “first latch” with her fourth child. Christine McC...

Mourning My Maternity

Deb Bunn | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's a lot of things to miss about being with M all the time, and I guess it's a kind of grief that I'm experiencing. Mourning my maternity leave. But then, I'm so very grateful, that I have those things to miss. That I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mummy, and to spend 9 blissful months with my girl.

Mum Says 'F*** Off' To 'Mum Guilt' About Not Being Able To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who struggled to breastfeed her daughter has openly told “mum guilt” to “F off”. Siobhan Rennie, from Australia, said she feels guilty e...

Sam Faiers' Breastfeeding Photo Causes A Debate On Instagram For 'Showing Too Much Boob'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers has caused another debate on Instagram after sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding her 11-month-old son Paul. The 25-year-old mum, who ...

Breastfeeding At Work - What Employers Need To Consider

Kate Palmer | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

A report by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative has called on the government to introduce legislation to allow reasonable breastfeeding breaks and ensure suitable facilities for breastfeeding or expressing in the workplace.

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!

The UK Launch Of The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative Highlights Why We Must Work Together To Support Breastfeeding

Amy Brown | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Good quality education about breastfeeding - both for mothers and all staff who support them - is also a critical step. Our high use of formula milk in the 70s, 80s and 90s meant that we have lost a generation of breastfeeding knowledge.

Your Baby Won't Die If You Give Them A Sip Of Water

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

Recent news coverage of guidance about feeding babies water has caused some new parents to worry for their babies’ health. The story started in Buzz...

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.

Decisions Around Infant Feeding Are About Reproductive Choice

Clare Murphy | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Clare Murphy

Women should not be lied to or misled by formula milk makers, and we need regulations to ensure this is the case. But we don't need to oversell the many benefits of breastfeeding for either mother and baby to ensure women make the "right" choice. Breast is best, but it may not always be best for all women, all of the time.

Breastfeeding Mums Find Strength By 'Nourishing' Sons At Grandfather's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

Two sisters shared a photo of themselves breastfeeding their sons at their grandfather’s funeral as a symbol of them finding strength. The mums, who...

Tesco Refuses To Give Mum Parking Vouchers Because She Was Buying Formula Milk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mother claims Tesco staff told her she could not have a parking voucher because she was buying formula milk, which the store “cannot endorse”. L...

What Breastfeeding Taught Me About The Need To Support Mothers

Rachel Murray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Murray

Ten months ago, I stared in the mirror at my reflection. My breasts were painfully engorged like they might explode and I thought to myself 'I'm going to need a sense of humour to get through this'. These days, on the rare occasion I go for a night out baby-free, I joke that my boobs double up as a timepiece.

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?

Mum Explains 'Mission' To Normalise Breastfeeding Older Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared her “mission” to normalise breastfeeding older children in a video posted to YouTube. Sophie Rose, a mum from the UK who now li...

Breastfeeding Mum's Brutally Honest Post About Not Having Enough Milk For Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum has shared an honest Instagram post about how she struggles to produce enough milk for her baby. Heyona, from Washington, US, sai...

Alanis Morissette Proudly Wore 'I Voted' Sticker While Breastfeeding Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

Alanis Morissette didn’t miss out on voting in the US election, despite having a four-month-old baby to look after. The 42-year-old, who gave birth...

Before And After Photos Show How Pumping A Litre Of Milk Affects Breasts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared comparison photos showing how her breasts changed after pumping one litre of breast milk. Chi-Chi LaFlare, who runs a support group p...

We Must Keep Talking About Breastfeeding Until We Get The Investment New Mothers Deserve

Amy Brown | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Breastfeeding is sold to pregnant women as straightforward, easy and rewarding but many do not find that description matches their experience. But the reason for this difficulty should rarely be to do with breastfeeding itself, but instead because society in the UK is not set up to support women to breastfeed

Amy Childs Devastated About Fears She May Not Be Able To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Amy Childs has opened up about her fears she may not be able to breastfeed due to her breast enlargement surgeries. The 26-year-old, who recently ann...

Let's Share The Realistic Beauty Of Breastfeeding

Louise Rodgers | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents
Louise Rodgers

As wonderful as some of the trending breastfeeding photos are, they don't always portray the reality of breastfeeding, and the various relationships and journey each woman and child takes. It's important that breastfeeding in its entirety is illustrated, in all its beauty. All of its gloriously awkward and inconvenient beauty.

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.

Breastfeeding Uncovered: How I Went From An Embarrassed Young Mum To Breastfeeding Live On TV

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophie Mei Lan

When the cameras turned to me... she pulled out my boob to get some milk. I have been overwhelmed with the reaction to our appearance, receiving lots of positive messages from other families who are pleased to see breastfeeding normalised. Nobody in the TV studio blinked an eyelid either. Of course I had a negative tweet from one lone man, but that was it!

Should Women Breastfeed Each Other's Babies?

Leah Astbury | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents
Leah Astbury

In 1655, the medical author Thomas Moffett explained that all 'kind and natural' women would breastfeed. 'Yea', he noted, 'all Women which truly loved their Children' did so. The alternative to breastfeeding for new mothers in the 1600s in England was to hire a wet nurse -- a woman that had recently given birth and was still lactating.