Breastfeeding

Transgender Dad Who Gave Birth Is Able To Breastfeed His Child

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Trevor MacDonald is a transgender parent. He gave birth in 2012 after taking a break from testosterone therapy. Due to his breast removal surgery, it ...

Café Apologises For Asking Mums To Breastfeed In Disabled Loo...

SWNS | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A café owner has been forced to apologise after putting a sign in the window - asking mums to breastfeed in the disabled toilets. Because when bre...

Twenty Parenting Mistakes You Only Make Once

Jess Paterson | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

There are some parenting mistakes you make time and time again. Taking them out for a meal and expecting not to get indigestion. Assuming they heard you the first 10 times you asked them to put their school shoes on. Expecting them to have a two-hour nap as you have loads to do...

The No B***S*** Advice All New Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

One thing that was not lost amongst the milk hazed chaos was how at certain points during those first intrepid weeks, me and my post baby self could have done with a list of new mum home truths that cut through the inertia of new mum bullshit and instead brought me and my over active worries back down to reality.

Your Baby Is Manipulating You!

Lottie Daley | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

You take your baby to the toilet because she cries / you cry if you put her down for a second. Crafty, manipulative baby feels afraid, primary source of life is gone! Your baby's evolutionary built in survival safety mechanism is working, hurrah! This is a good thing.

'I Want Women To Know They Can Study And Be A Mum'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jacci Sharkey, 24, proudly posed for a picture while she was breastfeeding her six-week-old son at her university graduation. With Sharkey's permi...

Brogan Driscoll

The Only Way To Challenge Facebook's Nudity Policy Is To Share More Breastfeeding Pics

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Guardian journalist Jemima Kiss has urged mothers to share their breastfeeding photographs online in a bid to challenge Facebook's nudity policy. K...

Mum Posted A Pic Breastfeeding Her Premature Baby. Facebook Banned It

SWNS | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has slammed Facebook for removing a photo of the first time she breastfed her severely premature baby daughter - because it breached their stric...

How Breastfeeding Can Drive Some Women to the Brink of Depression, by 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

The former prison warden topped off a fabulous year when she won the X Factor, duetted with Michael Bolton, had a number one selling debut album, by introducing baby Miley into the world, a sibling for her eldest two Tommy and Brooke.

Dear Lactivist: I Am Not a Milk-Delivery System

Jessica Shortall | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I am talking about a minority of breastfeeding advocates here. Most of you lovely people do not do what I am about to talk about. And "lactivists" are super important. And all of you - including the ones I'm talking about here - are amazing people who are working hard for women and babies.

This Woman Made Butter From Her Breast Milk - And Ate It

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What should you do when you've got excess breast milk? Make butter, of course. At least that was what one woman decided to do when left home alone ...

My Mother Breastfed Me for Three Years, and I Think It's Awesome, Here's Why

Henry Boles | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Boles

My mum breastfed me until I was three. Think about what you were doing three years ago, and grasp how much time has elapsed since then. For that entire period, I sucked glorious milk out of my Mum's boobs. She has no shame in telling people this, and neither do I.

Breastfeeding Support Is Ignoring Working Motherhood

Jessica Shortall | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

Ellie's piece resonated with me on a lot of levels, and I am so proud of her for advocating for something that ALL women and babies, of all socio-economic levels, everywhere, need and deserve. But it also got me thinking that something continues to be missing from this conversation. (I can say this, knowing that Ellie will have my back!)

Tea, Sympathy And Breastfeeding Advice Abound In This New Cafe

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first few months of parenthood is firefighting between the arrival of a newborn, lack of sleep (oh, the lack of sleep!) and trying to cope with a ...

Breastfeeding Halves Your Chances of Post Natal Depression

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I was relieved to realise that my own utter lack of awareness of the whole breastfeeding process was shared by other mothers in the room. Breastfeeding and milk production should be covered on the school syllabus and in more depth in ante natal classes.

Celebrity Breastfeeding Selfies - I'm Over It

Kim Chambers | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kim Chambers

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me. I fully support the intention behind these images, to raise awareness of breastfeeding's benefits and normalise breastfeeding in public... Many mums, despite heroic efforts, just cannot breastfeed their children... I felt ashamed I couldn't breastfeed.

'Mastitis, Not Cystitis!' A Story For National Breastfeeding Month 2014

Jennifer Riddall | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Riddall

It scares me to think that back when I was editor of a parenting magazine in the UK - long before I had even thought about becoming a parent myself - I used to write articles about subject matters as personal as breastfeeding.

When Breastfeeding Isn't the Most Natural Thing in the World

Kiran Chug | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

We need to be more open about the challenges breastfeeding mothers face. We need to talk more about the reality of establishing feeding, we need to resource better support for mothers of newborns, and we need to celebrate what breastfeeding mothers achieve in those early days.

10 Ways Dads Can 'Breastfeed'

Caroline Thain | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Feeling slightly inadequate or left out is normal. You may sense that you are missing something special, by not being able to feed the baby. You might experience a perceived (or real) loss of intimacy, as your lover's role is reframed... So, it is helpful to know there are many ways you can 'breastfeed' the baby!

World Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Very Ordinary

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and while I've been rifling through my brain cells about how to celebrate this on Huff Post, I've concluded that the message I'd like the world to hear about breastfeeding this week is that it's normal; pretty bog-standard really.

Poorna Bell

In Pics: Mamas Everywhere Unite For #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alanis Morissette has posted one of the best celebrity breastfeeding pictures to kickstart support for World Breastfeeding Week which continues until ...

In Breastfeeding, 'Good' Beats 'Perfect' Every Time

Jessica Shortall | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

When I was pregnant with my second child, I thought about perfect and good. So this time around, I called three friends and made them promise: when my daughter was three months old, they were to call and ask me if she'd had any formula. I would not lie. If the answer was no, they had to come over and give it to her themselves.

Breastfeeding Confidential: It's Hard, It Hurts, and Everyone Should Know It

Jessica Shortall | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

Whatever the reasons that we are being kept in the dark on the difficulties and practical how-to's of breastfeeding, it's time we take control of the dialogue. If you've ever breastfed, and have a pregnant friend, sit her down and tell her about the difficult parts of breastfeeding.

Isn't It About Time Us Mums Celebrated How We Rock at This Motherhood Game?!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

No one tells us that there is no minor fete when it comes to keeping a tiny human alive. No one tells us that there is nothing insignificant in dealing with the physical and mental fallout us mums deal with after having a baby.

We Adore Gwen Stefani's Stunning Breastfeeding Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Should mothers be able to breastfeed in public without criticism? It's a question that has divided many women - and men for that matter - but one ...