Breastfeeding

Tearful Mum Allegedly 'Asked To Cover Up' After Breastfeeding On Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was brought to tears after she claimed a crew member on a flight told her to "cover up" after breastfeeding because a passenger had complained. ...

First Time Busy Mums Guide to a Baby: Week Two

Olga Levancuka | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

The baby was more awake then asleep and more active than before. A few days of adjustment and luckily for me the umbilical cord stump fell off. That meant I could start bathing the baby.

Latching On: Why Breast Is Best for Every Baby, Everywhere

Robin Gorna | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Robin Gorna

In recent times, there has been an upsurge of awareness campaigns on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and supporting all mothers everywhere in any setting, to do what is not just natural but important for the mother and her babies.

Breastfeeding Could Prevent 800,000 Child Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

More than 800,000 child deaths could be prevented every year if almost every mother breastfed her babies, new research has found. Universal breastf...

Fearne Cotton Chatted About Breastfeeding At Work At The NTAs

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

Fearne Cotton opened up about motherhood and breastfeeding at the National Television Awards 2016. The 34-year-old mum, who gave birth to her secon...

Gravity Defying Mum Breastfeeds Toddler While Pole Dancing

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has taken the campaign to normalise breastfeeding to new heights by sharing an astonishing video of her nursing while pole dancing. Ashley Wr...

Why Formula Feeding Makes Me a Better Mum

Emma Bailey | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Bailey

When I became pregnant with my first child, I knew from the start what kind of mother I wanted to be. Like many others, I was going to give my child the best I possibly could and of course, that included breastfeeding from birth until at least 6 months, longer if I could.

MP Breastfeeding In Parliament Criticised For Bringing In 'Unelected' Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A Spanish MP who breastfed in parliament has been criticised for bringing her baby into the debating room when he wasn't elected. Carolina Bescansa...

Police Officer Saves Baby's Life By Breastfeeding Abandoned Newborn

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

A police officer has been praised for saving the life of an abandoned baby by breastfeeding the newborn until an ambulance arrived. Luisa Fernanda...

People Caught On Camera Calling Breastfeeding Mum 'Disgusting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents

Public opinion may have shifted to be more in favour of a woman's right to breastfeed in public, as proven by a recent social experiment that saw memb...

This 'Breastfeeding' Photo Has Sparked A Heated Debate Online

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents

A photo of a toddler "breastfeeding" his younger sibling has sparked a heated debate among parents online. The photo was uploaded to the Breastfeed...

Mum Makes Impassioned Speech To Save Breastfeeding Support Service

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum's impassioned speech to save her local breastfeeding support service from closure moved a county council to give her a standing ovation. Just...

Baby Regrets, Six Years On

Kate Milner | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

I regret constantly comparing him to other babies. Worrying about his size and how small he was. I regret not using my common sense and telling myself that a baby born out of the blue at 37 weeks would clearly be smaller than one that had had five extra weeks of gestating.

Tube Passengers Come To The Rescue Of Woman Shamed For Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

A group of tube passengers defended a woman's right to breastfeed in public when a man became verbally abusive to a nursing mother. The passengers ...

Mum Told To 'Put Her T*ts Away' While Expressing In Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who sat in her car to express milk for her baby was shocked when a passer-by told her to "put her fucking tits away". Telaine Smith, 31, f...

Feel Uncomfortable About Breastfeeding? These Photos Will Reassure You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Parents

A captivating photo project aims to encourage mums to feel confident and comfortable sharing their experience of breastfeeding. "Perhaps if we were...

Tamara Ecclestone Defends Breastfeeding 21-Month-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has revealed she still breastfeeds her 21-month-old daughter Sophia and defended her decision to do so. The 31-year-old, who has ...

'Sexy' Christmas Jumpers Loved By Extroverts And Breastfeeding Mothers

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Style

Extroverts rejoice! There is finally a Christmas jumper that will ensure you stand out amidst a sea of Santa knits this festive season. 'Sexy Ugl...

Mum Who Lied About Primark Breastfeeding Row Spared Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who falsely claimed a Primark security guard tore her baby away from her while she was breastfeeding, has avoided jail "by a whisker". Car...

Mum Encourages Others To 'Breastfeed Uncovered' After Being Stared At In 'Disgust'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who was shamed for publicly breastfeeding without covering up, has shared a powerful Facebook post in response to those judging her. Ashley K...

I Believe Her

Catherine Mann | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Catherine Mann

Why, despite experience and common sense and despite what women themselves say, is there this absolute continued blind faith among so many people that a significant number of women revel in the excuse of breastfeeding to expose themselves in public?

Mums Open Up About Why They Breastfeed Each Other's Children

Barcroft | Emma Pearson | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents

Two young mums who breastfeed each other's children said they are simply doing what's best for their families. Stefani Tatavitto, 23, regularly fe...

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....