Breastfeeding

#Brelfies: Are Breastfeeding Selfies A Celebration Or Parading Our Kids?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

#Brelfies are taking social media by storm after a young mother was banned from a Facebook group for posting a picture of her breastfeeding son. Ka...

Victoria's Secret Model Doutzen Kroes's Beautiful Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to flying the flag for breastfeeding (and breastfeeding in public) we have quite a formidable army massing in the supermodel ranks. ...

"I DON'T Want to Go Back to Work and I DON'T Care Who Knows!"

Olivia Siegl | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I guess what myself and my mummy tantrum are trying to say is that rather than being strong and brave through it all, wouldn't it sometimes be a refreshing relief to admit how hard all parenting decisions are and how we bloody dread having to make them?

So Mr Zuckerberg, Just What Isn't Appropriate on Facebook

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I get that it's 'Zuck's house and what Daddy says under his roof goes. Don't like it, go rent a room at Twitter. But since then it seems rules on belfies, topless blokes and creepy graphic posts of wounds have all been given the green light and my feed is fecking full of them. And it's bloody grim.

Free the Nipple vs Page Three

Samantha Booth | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Firstly, I thought well there's no censorship on the models nipples and they are expressed naturally so surely that's a good thing? Women having the choice to not wear a bra and do what they want in terms of their breasts? Then I quickly realised the clear difference between the two.

14 Things No One Tells You Before You Meet Your Baby

Anna Tyzack | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

You will have been warned about the sleep deprivation and have stocked your freezer full of food in preparation for the big arrival. But some things are left for you to discover on your own, after your've given birth.

Diary of a New-Mum: The Fourth Trimester

Louisa Daniels | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It just goes to show that while all the theories about Optimal Foetal Positioning are surely well founded (and I believe a mother should diligently try to influence positive outcomes), really, at the end of the day, a baby does what it wants.

Ten Tips to Survive the First Six Weeks

Lucy Denyer | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Denyer

If someone offers to cook you dinner/clean your house/work their way through your ironing basket, don't be all British about it and politely refuse. Embrace the offers with open arms. They will soon dry up. And you can always pay them back when they have babies themselves.

Why Choice, Not Breast, Is Best

Rose Carraig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

Choice is what should be promoted, not exclusively breastfeeding. I am absolutely sick to the gills of health professionals and the NHS and antenatal/postnatal professionals, and worst culprits of all, fellow mothers, constantly banging on about how important it is to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: The No Bullsh*t Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

So why oh why is it not this simple? Why do we instead feel so judged on our choices and like a 'failure' if we are not doing what is perceived as making the 'best choice' when it comes to how we feed our baby?

'Why I Still Breastfeed My Six-Year-Old Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, when The Mirror ran a story about mum of two Denise Sumpter who still breastfed her six-year-old, it didn't create much of a murmur. Bu...

Woman Still Breastfeeds Her Three-Year-Old Triplets

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In recent weeks we've seen hoards of women tackling social stigma around breastfeeding in public. But one mother has gone one step further than th...

I Took Antidepressants When I Was Breastfeeding, and When I Was Pregnant

Hayley Carter | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

Here is the part that makes me want to climb inside the internet and destroy all those pages of ill-advised advice about the dangers of taking antidepressants if you are breastfeeding: You can take antidepressants when you are breastfeeding. I know, because I recently did it. And guess what? It turns out me and my baby are fine...

Why Breastfeeding Is Not Like Peeing - At All

Sophie Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

We're still puzzling out what ostentatious breastfeeding might look like - flashing bosom beacons? Blinged-up breasts? A regal wave of a tiny hand? Whatever he had in mind, the act of feeding an infant is as likely to be ostentatious as the act of feeding oneself: which is to say, very unlikely.

Princess Michael Of Kent: 'Breastfeeding Is Not Something I Would Do In Public'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many women are campaigning to remove the stigma around breastfeeding in public, a member of the Royal family has admitted she does not approve. ...

Breastfeeding, Not Tit-Feeding..

Liz Fraser | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

All this puritanical, embarrassed, shaming behaviour towards subtly feeding a human infant now, is a head-banging hangover from those days - days when piano legs were covered up, lest anyone find them too scandalous. Crikey.

Titillating

B.J. Epstein | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's been suggested to me that appropriate, discrete places to feed my baby while out in public are my car and a public toilet. Neither place is comfortable and the latter is certainly far from hygienic. Few adults like eating meals in cars or toilets, and I wonder why they think babies should.

Now Here's Some 'Ostentatious' Breastfeeding, Mr Farage

PA | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK

Mothers have staged a mass "nurse-in" outside Claridge's hotel in London to protest over an incident in which a woman was asked to cover herself up wh...

'Cover Up' Request Triggers Mass Breastfeeding Protest

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

Mothers are to stage a mass "nurse-in" outside Claridge's hotel today to protest after a woman was "humiliated" by being asked to cover herself up whe...

Mums Urged To Breastfeed To Improve Health And Benefit NHS

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? That is the question. According to new research, breastfeeding for longer can improve the health of a mother an...

Breastfeeding Mother 'Humilated' After Luxury Hotel Claridge's Asks Her To Cover Up With Napkin

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mother has described her humiliation after she was asked to cover herself with a napkin while breastfeeding at a luxury London hotel. Louise Burn...

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 19.01.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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.