Breastfeeding

Dear Jamie, You Missed the Trick

Antonina Mamzenko | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Antonina Mamzenko

So, dear Jamie, you totally missed the trick here. Don't try and convince mothers that breast is best. You will either be met with resistance from those that chose to - or had to - bottle feed, or will end up preaching to the preachers.

Media Manages to Shut Jamie Oliver Up Over Breastfeeding. Nice One.

Karen Hall | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

As soon as Jamie Oliver opened his mouth, it was open season for bashing the breastfeeding supporters once again. To be fair, his choice of words was poor. 'It's easy, it's more convenient, it's more nutritious, it's better, it's free,' he said. Well, it's certainly free.

Jamie's Right - We Need to Talk About Breastfeeding

Kate Tunstall | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

I wrote about the various myths surrounding breastfeeding, which stem from Chinese Whispers passed from generation to generation. Frustratingly, breastfeeding is still widely misunderstood by both society and also by many health care professionals - another subject I raised in my article.

Leave My Boobs Alone Jamie Oliver

Emma Critchley | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

Thank goodness for you Jamie, why hadn't we thought of that before. You are right, it really is that simple, let's get all Mums breastfeeding. Wow who knew that it would take a chef (not a Dr, midwife or nurse) who also happens to be a man, to point out that all Mums should be breastfeeding.

Jamie Oliver Is Not Launching A Breastfeeding Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver has stated he is not planning to start a breastfeeding campaign, following backlash to comments he made about the "problem" Britain has b...

Jamie Oliver Wants To Fight For Women To 'Breastfeed Anywhere'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver has revealed he wants to fight for a mum's right to "breastfeed anywhere". After dedicating his time to campaigning for a sugar tax to b...

How Breastfeeding Cleansed Me

Ella Davis | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

That might sound strange to you, but for many, many years I considered my breasts to be dirty. Not literally - I am quite a regular showerer thank you - but that's how they made me feel. If I was someone where I felt uncomfortable, walking through a quiet park alone at dusk, or down a quiet street after dark, it was my breasts I focused on.

Mum Shields Breastfeeding Baby With Victoria's Secret Model To Avoid Causing Offence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose breastfeeding photo was repeatedly reported to Facebook for containing nudity, found a tongue-in-cheek way to respond to those she'd offen...

Starbucks Signs Charter To Support Breastfeeding Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents

Starbucks has signed up to a national charity's charter to ensure there is a supportive environment for breastfeeding mums on the high street. The ...

Seven Things Lynn Did Not Know About Pregnancy, the Postpartum, and Why She Became Depressed

Carmine Pariante | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Carmine Pariante

I met Lynn Lu, a visual artist from Singapore, in November last year. Lynn was working on an interactive performance/installation art project inspired by her own recent experience of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.

Mum Amazed As Her Breast Milk Changed Colour When Feeding Sick Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of her breast milk, which changed colour at a time when her baby was ill. Mallory Smothers uploaded a photo of two pouches...

Single and Still Breastfeeding

Ella Davis | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

One of my son's favourite phrases is 'I need milk'. After a particularly hard day I want to reply, 'I need sleep'! But I don't. I give him his milk, from my breast. I've been doing this for two years (and counting). It's been agony, annoying, boring, enjoyable, exhausting, peaceful and many things beside.

Breastfeeding Mum Praises Airline For Offering Her First-Class Seat To Pump Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum of triplets has praised an airline for giving her a free First Class seat to pump milk during her flight. Jenna Mde‎ explaine...

Mums Asked To Move To Back Of Restaurant So Men 'Aren't Disturbed'

SWNS | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

A group of mums who regularly meet for lunch were moved to the back of a restaurant after complaints from men who wanted to "read their paper in peac...

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...