UK Breastfeeding

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...

When Breast Is Not Always Best

Stacey Oakes | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

There is no support for mums who bottle-feed. There, I said it. I constantly see articles about how we need to have more support and help for breastfeeding mothers and how it needs to be more socially acceptable to feed your baby wherever you choose to.

Why I Love Breastfeeding

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

For me I have loved both my breastfeeding journeys and am still continuing to feed Mr T at morning and night at 19 months old. I have loved seeing Mr T's rolls grow knowing that I had made them myself like some kind of super hero.

This Elf On The Shelf Is Pumping Milk, As You Do

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

If you’re finding yourself running out of ideas about where to put the elf this December, take a leaf out of this mum’s book. The mother put her e...

Mum Opens Up About Breastfeeding 5-Year-Old Triplets: 'I Am Tired'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken out about breastfeeding her five-year-old triplets, admitting she is “tired” and “touched out”. Davina Wright, 47, who curren...

Mum Breastfeeds Toddler While Having Contractions In Tender Snap

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum proved that being a multi-tasking parent never stops, even when you’re in labour. The mother, who was expecting her second child, breastfed he...

Those Early Postnatal Days

Helen Miller | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Miller

I'm a woman and a midwife. The two most natural things in the world I failed to do. In those early postnatal days, still adjusting to the sleep deprivation and hormones gone wild I wondered how I could be a good mother when I couldn't even get the basics right. The words 'I'm not good enough' preyed on my mind.

Boob To Bottle... The Challenge

John Hibbs | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

For the first 6 months or so I was pretty much redundant when it came to feeding Littlest View From a Daddy. With Mrs VFAD nursing our newest addition, it meant that I needed to take on other key roles that are essential when a little human arrives in the house: changing nappies, getting the washing sorted, taking charge of the family meals etc.

Mum Appeals For Advice Over Odd Breastfeeding Query (And She's Not Alone)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has appealed to the internet for advice after realising her son clutches her other breast while she is feeding him. The mother, whose name is no...

Mum Who Never Had Success Breastfeeding Overjoyed At First Latch With Fourth Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who has never had success breastfeeding her three children was overjoyed when she had her “first latch” with her fourth child. Christine McC...

Mourning My Maternity

Deb Bunn | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's a lot of things to miss about being with M all the time, and I guess it's a kind of grief that I'm experiencing. Mourning my maternity leave. But then, I'm so very grateful, that I have those things to miss. That I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mummy, and to spend 9 blissful months with my girl.

Mum Says 'F*** Off' To 'Mum Guilt' About Not Being Able To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who struggled to breastfeed her daughter has openly told “mum guilt” to “F off”. Siobhan Rennie, from Australia, said she feels guilty e...

Sam Faiers' Breastfeeding Photo Causes A Debate On Instagram For 'Showing Too Much Boob'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers has caused another debate on Instagram after sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding her 11-month-old son Paul. The 25-year-old mum, who ...

Breastfeeding At Work - What Employers Need To Consider

Kate Palmer | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

A report by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative has called on the government to introduce legislation to allow reasonable breastfeeding breaks and ensure suitable facilities for breastfeeding or expressing in the workplace.

What I Wasn't Told About Breastfeeding!

Gemma Jade | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Jade

Looking back, I wish I had known these things to help make me feel "normal" instead of having people tell me to stop and give up because I wasn't giving my baby what he needed when in fact he put on lots of weight very quickly and is a healthy and happy baby!

The UK Launch Of The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative Highlights Why We Must Work Together To Support Breastfeeding

Amy Brown | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Good quality education about breastfeeding - both for mothers and all staff who support them - is also a critical step. Our high use of formula milk in the 70s, 80s and 90s meant that we have lost a generation of breastfeeding knowledge.