Commons People Politics Podcast: Council Cuts, Tax Credits And Breast Is Best

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Politics

This week’s Commons People podcast saw The Huffington Post UK’s political team discuss David Cameron, Gordon Brown, breastfeeding and the EU. S...

This Tory MP Says Breastfeeding In Parliament Should Pass 'Supermarket Checkout' Test First

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has said Parliament should only introduce breast-feeding in the Commons when supermarkets allow check-out staff to do the same. D...

Shocking Video Shows Breastfeeding Mum Dragged Out Of Protest By Police Officers

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

A breastfeeding mother was dragged out of a government building by police officers during a peaceful pro-refugee demonstration in Australia this week....

Headlines Suggest Breastfeeding And Bottle Feeding 'Make Babies Obese'. What's A Parent To Do?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents reading the papers today were left pondering how best to feed their babies as two news stories made bold claims, reporting both breastfeeding ...

Why Unicef's 'Baby-Friendly Initiative' Isn't Baby-Friendly At All

Madeleine Morris | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents
Madeleine Morris

The Baby-Friendly Initiative is Unicef's hospital breastfeeding program. Its aim is to make hospitals more breastfeeding-friendly places - an admirable goal... Unfortunately, this well-intentioned effort to make institutions more breastfeeding friendly has led to bottle-feeding mothers being ignored.

Mum From Mastectomy Breastfeeding Photos Speaks Out About Life With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother, whose emotional breastfeeding photographs went viral earlier this year, has spoken out about her experience of cancer. Sarah Whitney, 31,...

None of Your Business

Sarah Debnam | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Debnam

It's none of your business. I mean this in the nicest possible way because it's also none of my business. It's none of your business how a woman decides to feed her baby to start with. It's none of your business if that is in public.

A Message to Anyone Who Feels Confused or Bullied About Breastfeeding

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is nice to encourage breastfeeding, of course it is. But not ever to the extent that anyone is made to feel panicked or vulnerable, or anyone is encouraged to make a decision that puts them or their baby at risk.

The Boob Ban

Neil Ransome | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

This is probably one of the main topics that before the arrival you get the most opinions on and can feel the most pressure and judgement. But just do what is right for you, of course listen to the opinions, but do what makes you happy and you feel most comfortable with. I still believe there is no right or wrong way.

Primark Breastfeeding Row Mother Admits Lie

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

A mother who falsely claimed a Primark security guard tore her nursing baby away from her breast has pleaded guilty to a charge of intent to pervert t...

Mum Breastfeeds Hungry Baby In Car, Gets £70 Parking Fine For Overstaying

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum, who stopped to breastfeed her newborn baby in her car after an Asda shop, has been fined £70 for exceeding the supermarket's parking time. ...

Breastfeeding Won't Make Your Child More Intelligent, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packhamt | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed will not affect your child's IQ, a new large-scale has found. Researchers from Goldsmiths Universi...

Inspirational Mum With ALS Defies Odds To Breastfeed Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who found out she was pregnant two weeks before being diagnosed with ALS has defied odds by breastfeeding her daughter. Amanda Bernier pos...

Breastfeeding Campaign Delivers Warning To Mothers About Bad Diets

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

An ad campaign featuring breastfeeding mothers with fast food painted on their chest hopes to raise awareness around unhealthy diets. The striking ...

The Breast Scenario: Breastfeeding is the Norm, End of Story

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
B.J. Epstein

It's a pity that breastfeeding is currently not the cultural norm in the UK, and many other western countries, as there's absolutely no doubt that it is the biological norm. Women are free to make choices about how they feed their babies, but if you choose formula, there's no need to put down breastfeeding and breastfeeders.

Breastfeeding Soliders Pose For Group Photo To #NormaliseBreastfeeding

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

A group of ten active female soldiers have been photographed breastfeeding to show women can be amazing mothers and soldiers at the same time. Tar...

Alyssa Milano Apparently Won't Be Breastfeeding Daughter Until She's Six

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

Actress Alyssa Milano recently said she might breastfeed her daughter until she's six during a conversation about why women shouldn't shy away from it...

Alyssa Milano May Breastfeed Her Daughter Until She's Six

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: Alyssa Milano followed this by tweeting she was "joking". Read the updated article here. Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano has made a bold s...

Bullied Into Breastfeeding: Rise of the Midwife Mafia?

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

I can only say to any mothers currently struggling to breastfeed, there is more to being a mum then being milked like a prize heifer. My son turned eight months yesterday and since six months I have been combination feeding and he's just a healthy and happy as ever.

Why Breast v Formula Should Not Be a Debate

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Arguing over breast or formula, judging and criticising others for making a different - but still perfectly safe - choice for their child, is surely a monumental waste of time and energy. Preaching to another British mother for feeding in a different way from you is pointless. Nothing is achieved.

Malnourished Boy, 2, Found Being Breastfed By Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

A malnourished toddler who was being breastfed by a neighbour’s dog has been rescued by police in Chile. Police say a witness reported seeing th...

Jennifer Love Hewitt Shares Lactating Mum Mishap On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

Actress and mother-of-two Jennifer Love Hewitt showed she's just like any other mum by sharing her awkward breastfeeding mishap. The 36-year-old wh...

It's Time to Take Our Breasts Back

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Of course I totally support women who prefer to wear breastfeeding bibs to cover up when they are feeding. But it still begs the question, why do they feel the need to hide their breasts when they are simply keeping their child alive by feeding it?

The Ten Types of Breastfeeding Mother I Was

Lucy Tomlinson | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Tomlinson

It's never straightforward, I was never just one type of breastfeeder. In exactly the same way I'm not just one type of mother or one type of person. I'm lots, all at once sometimes. Like everyone else. Phew, think I need a lie down.

Breastfeeding Spray Tan Fail Mum Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents

The mum whose photo of her breastfeeding spray tan fail went viral has defended her decision to share the snap. Gemma Colley breastfed her son fou...