UK Breastfeeding

Mum Wants To Break Down Stigma Of Breastfeeding 'Beyond Age One'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is hoping to break down the stigma against mothers breastfeeding their babies after they turn one. Lacey Barrett, a photographer from Melbourne,...

Celebrity Trainer Praised For Sharing Image Of Herself With Milk Leaking From Her Breasts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents

A celebrity trainer has been praised by mums after she shared a throwback photo of herself with milk leaking from her breasts. Tracy Anderson, 42, kno...

Mum Who Struggled To Breastfeed Documents The 'Magical' Moment Her Daughter Finally Latched On

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has documented her struggle to breastfeed and the touching moment her daughter latched on for the first time. The anonymous mum shared her story...

Becoming A Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Jaymee Heaton | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents
Jaymee Heaton

Breastfeeding Jack and Oliver went really smoothly they both latched well and everything went fine. With Arthur I developed mastitis, had issues with his latch and wanted to just throw in the towel at six weeks. I

To The New Mum Quietly Suffering From Breastfeeding Grief - Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Holly Leppard | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Holly Leppard

I know that you want the best for your precious baby. You've spent nine gruelling months providing a safe and comfortable home for the life you and your partner created together. The physical changes, aches and pains and the emotional rollercoaster ride is a challenge for even the most straightforward of pregnancies.

This Is What Mastitis Looks Like

Remi Peers | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Remi Peers

I was the only mother breastfeeding on my ward. One woman did try to breastfeed, but switched to formula after 12 hours because she "had no milk" (nobody taught her either.) While the other babies slept with full bellies, my son screamed and cried attached to my breast through the night (what was cluster feeding? Nobody told me).

This Burns Survivor Hopes Her Photo Will Help Other Mums Struggling To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who was concerned she wouldn’t be able to breastfeed due to extensive scarring, has shared her story to give hope to other mothers who are str...

Why Do You Object To Breastfeeding In Public?

J.J. Barnes | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

Before formula, there was breast milk.  Before bottles there was breasts.  The human race has lasted this long because we are physically able to nurture our young using our bodies.  That's incredible.  Women's bodies are genuinely incredible.  We can grow these humans and feed them with nothing except what our bodies naturally do and that is truly remarkable.

Nobody Ever Fails At Breastfeeding And This Is Why

Vanessa Christie | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

They can often be left reeling with a deep sense of failure and guilt. But in truth, it is never their personal responsibility. It is the failure of a medical and cultural system, that has not enabled them to reach their goals, or at the very least, given them a knowledgeable and non-judgmental explanation as to what happened.

6 Things All Mums Need To Know About Taking Antibiotics During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnancy is a time with its fair share of aches and pains, headaches, nausea, and generally not feeling like your best self, so if your GP has prescr...

Peter Andre's Wife Emily Feels Guilty She Didn't Spot Baby Theo's Health Problem Sooner

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Peter Andre’s wife Emily Andrea has spoken about their baby Theo’s recent tongue-tie operation. Andrea, who is a junior doctor, said she feels gui...

Mum Shocked After Being Asked To Cover Up And Leave For Breastfeeding Baby In Church

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was shocked when she was asked to cover up and then leave her seat when breastfeeding her daughter during a church service. Annie Peguero, a pe...

Night Feeds - When Still Waters Run Deepest

Eleanor Mason | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents
Eleanor Mason

It's difficult to rouse myself as his cry pierces through the silence, and I beg him to go back to sleep, without daring to glance at the time. At every single wake up I wish we were formula feeding so that my husband could get up and deal with him, leaving me to roll over and go back to sleep.

This Mum Had The Perfect Response When A Man Asked Her To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has been praised for her quick thinking response to a stranger who suggested she put a towel over herself while she was breastfeeding her son. ...

Tamara Ecclestone's Breastfeeding Photo Starts Yet Another Instagram Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has sparked yet another debate after posting a photo of herself breastfeeding her three-year-old daughter. The 32-year-old shared th...

Why Is A Support Network For Bottle-Feeding Perceived As Anti-Breastfeeding?

Holly Leppard | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Holly Leppard

We are by no means anti-breastfeeding or being discriminatory by not featuring breastfeeding pictures in our campaign; we are just acutely aware of how these can affect some people who seek out our network. Our movement and support is for bottle-feeders, there is nothing for breastfeeders to feel offended about.

Surrogacy And Inducing Lactation

Vanessa Christie | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

I was blown away this morning. It was hands down the single best moment of my working life as an IBCLC to date. Early last year I had an email from a lady who was expecting her first child and was enquiring about some antenatal breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding My Daughter Is One Of The Things I Am Proudest Of In My Life

Elena Davies | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Elena Davies

Elena Davies has been breastfeeding her daughter Lily since she was 12 weeks - however it wasn't an easy journey. In this vlog, Elena discusses their story, exploring her desire to 'prove my body worked' after losing her son, Aneurin, at 34 weeks and her disappointment when it was suggested she formula fed Lily instead.

'Fed Is Best' Photo Series Celebrates The Different Ways Mums Feed Their Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents

The debate over whether you breastfeed or bottle feed your baby is always a topical one, so one mum decided to celebrate feeding of all kinds. London...

How I Became An Accidental Extended Breastfeeder

Katie Dickerson | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

When I first got my boobs out to feed my baby, I had no idea I'd still be doing it nearly two years later. TWO YEARS. I didn't think my boobs were going to get through two months of breastfeeding, and yet here they are, still doing their thing.

Why Mothers Should Breastfeed Openly In Public

Jean Gasho | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jean Gasho

I do not care that breastfeeding openly in public is like taboo in the UK. I am a proud mother and I intend to enjoy all the blessings that comes with motherhood. There is nothing sacred or private about breastfeeding. It's simply called being a mother.

Meet The Uni Students With Kids Who Juggle Lectures With Dirty Nappies

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

For the average fresher, starting university means new-found freedom, big nights out and getting to focus on their favourite subject. But for a small...

Billie Faiers Introduces Newborn Son To The World And Reveals His Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents

Billie Faiers has introduced her second child to the world. The 27-year-old, who is also mum to two-year-old daughter Nelly and fiancé Greg Shepherd,...

This Interactive BFF Tool Hopes To Support And Encourage New Mums To Breastfeed For Longer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Fewer than half of babies in England are breastfed for longer than two months, according to data from Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Almost...

I Understand Not Wanting Children

J.J. Barnes | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

I'll hasten to point out that I don't in any way regret my decision to be a mother.  This is not a "what a mistake" type thought.  Indeed, I truly wouldn't have it any other way and if I went back in time I'd still have sex with my idiot ex-husband at the same time on the same day to make sure that the exact same little human was produced from that union.  That doesn't take away my understanding however.