UK Breastfeeding

Shaking The Fear Of Breastfeeding In Public

Vanessa Christie | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Breastfeeding out and about gets a pretty bad image in the news. All we tend to hear about are stories of mums being asked to leave shops, restaurants, swimming pools, libraries, public transport and so on.

Why We're Not Equal- A Controversial Look At Gender Inequality

Deb Bunn | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's now 3am and she's awake again. It must be her teeth. I read somewhere that the pain can be worse at night. But baby M doesn't want Calpol. It takes me 45 minutes to coax it into her and 15 minutes later she's back in her cot and I'm crawling into bed. Mr MBAW is snoring.

Mum On The 'Brink Of Tears' As She Shares Harsh Realities Of Life With 4-Month-Old

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has penned an honest Instagram post about the reality of life with a four-month-old, to show there’s more going on behind the scenes than peop...

The Taboo Of Breastfeeding

Diana Nortey | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

I must confess, at the beginning, I found breastfeeding very daunting and scary because I have heard so many stories from mothers who have already gone through the experience of breastfeeding in public--and they were not good experiences.

Tamara Ecclestone Defends Breastfeeding Photo After Negative Comments

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has spoken out to defend a photo of herself breastfeeding her toddler, which she posted to “normalise” breastfeeding in the publ...

Peter Andre Shares Tender Snap Of Wife Emily Breastfeeding Theodore

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

Peter Andre has shared the first ever photo of his wife breastfeeding their son Theodore. Posting the snap to Instagram, the 43-year-old wrote: “I w...

This Science Experiment Shows Just How Incredible Breast Milk Really Is

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

A science student who is a mum has shared her findings on the amazing qualities of breast milk, through a fascinating photo on Facebook. Vicky Greene...

Tamara Ecclestone Shares Snap Breastfeeding 2-Year-Old: 'It's A Powerful Demonstration Of Love'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her two-year-old daughter Sophia to prove it’s not something women should feel the need to...

Airport Security Ordered Nursing Mother To Squeeze Her Breast To Prove She Was Lactating

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK

A nursing mother was left humiliated after airport security suspicious of her breast pump ordered her to squeeze her breast to prove she was lactating...

13 Inevitable Thoughts You Have During The Night Feed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

For new parents, starting the night feed is like being welcomed into a private members club, as only now can you fully understand what the tiredness o...

Mum Hopes To 'Normalise Extended Breastfeeding' With Intimate Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum-of-two is hoping to normalise extended breastfeeding through a photo series capturing mothers nursing their toddlers. Natalie McCain, from the U...

Peta Murgatroyd Shares Breast Pumping Selfie And She’s Not The Only Mum Doing It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents

Peta Murgatroyd has given her fans a peek into her life as a working mum, by sharing a breast pumping selfie while surrounded by a glam squad. “Mul...

Eight Things I've Learned Being A Twin Mum

Hayley Saunt | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

Our beautiful, determined, cheerful, bold, stubborn, adorable twins turned two this month. Two years of our world being turned upside down in the very best way possible.

Rebekah Vardy Shares First Breastfeeding Snap, Proves Motherhood Is About Multi-Tasking

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

Rebekah Vardy has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn son while getting ready for work. The 34-year-old, who gave birth to her fourth chil...

Tess Holliday Wins Praise For Breastfeeding Son Bowie At Women's March

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

Tess Holliday won praise for sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding during the Women’s March in LA. The 31-year-old, who gave birth to her second ...

Mother Breastfed Toddler Before, During And After She Gave Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mother had her toddler present at the birth of her second child and breastfed to help alleviate the pain of labour. Amiah, from the US, had a home ...

Mum Breastfeeds Her Baby In The Snow Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is proving snow days as a parent aren’t just about playing in the snow, but carrying on with your daily duties, too. Kasey Kamna, from Portlan...

Why Sam Faiers Posts Photos Of Her Breastfeeding On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers hopes to encourage new mums to breastfeed by sharing photos on her social media. The 26-year-old, who has recently released her first paren...

Breastfeeding Dilemmas - If It Is Good Enough For The Pope...

Laura Tysoe | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Tysoe

Having seen breastfeeding once again taking centre stage in the media, with Pope Francis encouraging nursing mothers to feed in church, I have decided to share my views on the matter. I have called this post 'Breastfeeding Dilemmas' but if I am honest, with my five-month old son, this is not a dilemma for me. It is just something that I do. Often. Anywhere and (mostly) everywhere.

Former 'Skins' Star Kaya Scodelario Breastfeeds One-Month-Old Son In Tender Snap

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

Former Skin’s star Kaya Scodelario shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her one-month-old son before a red carpet appearance. The 24-year-old was...

Why Bathing With Your Baby Is The Perfect Way To Bond

Jen Barton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

The bond you have with your baby is inspiring, intimate and lasting. From the moment your baby is born, skin-to-skin contact is encouraged: studies ha...

Vitamin D And Babies: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

France is suspending the sale of a vitamin D supplement after a newborn baby suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby died at home o...

Quality Of Care - My NHS Story

Beth Britton | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Parents
Beth Britton

Our NHS does many amazing things every single day. Indeed you might argue just surviving this long as a free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare system as various governments have tinkered around the edges with it is, in itself, a bit of a miracle. But real quality of care, the sort that seems on the face of it to be very basic but in reality is utterly transformative, is rarely mentioned. In this blog I want to remedy that in my own small way.

9 Parents Who Made A Stand In 2016: From Breastfeeding To Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Parents

As a mum or dad it can feel like your every decision is being judged. Whether it’s choosing to breastfeed or bottle feed, being a stay-at-home paren...

How Mums Are Normalising Breastfeeding By Sharing #TreeOfLife Selfies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums on a mission to normalise breastfeeding are embracing a new trend that involves turning their breastfeeding selfies into works of art. Creative a...