Boobing Along

Susie Verrill | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Susie Verrill

One of my strengths in this whole mum-malarky has been that my (before best asset, now slightly crappy) boobs from the offset were good milk maids and in turn, I had a baby who was a good latcher, so I thought I'd offer up some thoughts on the subject to anyone who might be interested in giving it a whirl...

14 Mums Explain Why They Feed Other Women's Babies With Their Breast Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

Would you offer your breast milk to another woman’s baby? More mums do this than you might imagine. Every year in the UK more than 1500 dono...

The One Thing I Really Wish I'd Known About Breastfeeding

Victoria Young | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Young

Despite reading all the many books that well meaning friends cared to throw at me, I remained utterly oblivious to the fact that determination, desire and doggedness alone are not always enough to make breastfeeding happen.

Your Breasts Can Remember Your Last Pregnancy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

If you're a second-time mum and have found breastfeeding to be a lot easier the second time around, US researchers may have found out why. The huma...

A Private Pod For Breastfeeding Mothers - Is This Really Needed?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

Although mums might not always find the perfect place to breastfeed their children in public, it's never too much of a hassle. But according to an ...

Cracked Nipples and Unwanted Facial Hair - Motherhood the First Six Months

Bernadette McKuur | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette McKuur

Unsightly body hair however is just the tip of the ice berg, breastfeeding has proved to be rather more difficult than I imagined and not at all like the glossy photo of mother and baby in posters and pamphlets that were dotted around the hospital throughout my pregnancy.

This Photo Has Got Everyone Talking About Where It Is OK To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents

A mum's photo has sparked a debate about where is it ok to breastfeed - but not for the usual reasons. Breastfeeding in public has been a subject o...

Why We Need to Stop Breastfeeding Campaigns

Jo Eden | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Eden

Nobody needs to normalise a normal thing. We need to stop making such a fuss over normal things. The tireless campaigns are making breastfeeding into an abnormal spectacle. It isn't normal to parade breastfeeding.

Alyssa Milano's Breast Milk Was 'Confiscated' At Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

We've all waved goodbye to bottles of shampoo we forgot to decant into 100ml containers before going through airport security - but did you know the r...

The Unequality Act

B.J. Epstein | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The Equality Act must be implemented and followed, and it's breastfeeders who need to be made comfortable, not stupid people who can't stop staring and then whine about what they've seen.

Breastfeeding - Don't Believe The Hype!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Kerry Gibb

I remember lying on a hospital bed as a monster of a midwife pushed his head against my boob as he fought back against her screaming at the top of his lungs.

'Boys Would Brag How Far They Could Fire Their Breast Milk'. Teens Imagine A World Where Men Can Lactate..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Lactating would become a competition between men.. Men would compete to see how much breast milk they could hold and for how long. The more you can h...

Breastfeeding Photos Allowed On Facebook, As Long As You Can't See Any Nipples

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

As the public breastfeeding debate rages on, Facebook have updated their nudity policy to clarify their stance on breastfeeding photos. 'Brelfies' ...

Breastfeeding Mum Says EasyJet Told Her To Cover Up On Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite thousands of women showing their support for public breastfeeding in the last year, some mothers are still being made to feel uncomfortable wh...

#Brelfies: Are Breastfeeding Selfies A Celebration Or Parading Our Kids?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

#Brelfies are taking social media by storm after a young mother was banned from a Facebook group for posting a picture of her breastfeeding son. Ka...

Victoria's Secret Model Doutzen Kroes's Beautiful Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to flying the flag for breastfeeding (and breastfeeding in public) we have quite a formidable army massing in the supermodel ranks. ...

"I DON'T Want to Go Back to Work and I DON'T Care Who Knows!"

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I guess what myself and my mummy tantrum are trying to say is that rather than being strong and brave through it all, wouldn't it sometimes be a refreshing relief to admit how hard all parenting decisions are and how we bloody dread having to make them?

So Mr Zuckerberg, Just What Isn't Appropriate on Facebook

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I get that it's 'Zuck's house and what Daddy says under his roof goes. Don't like it, go rent a room at Twitter. But since then it seems rules on belfies, topless blokes and creepy graphic posts of wounds have all been given the green light and my feed is fecking full of them. And it's bloody grim.

Free the Nipple vs Page Three

Samantha Booth | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Firstly, I thought well there's no censorship on the models nipples and they are expressed naturally so surely that's a good thing? Women having the choice to not wear a bra and do what they want in terms of their breasts? Then I quickly realised the clear difference between the two.

14 Things No One Tells You Before You Meet Your Baby

Anna Tyzack | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

You will have been warned about the sleep deprivation and have stocked your freezer full of food in preparation for the big arrival. But some things are left for you to discover on your own, after your've given birth.

Diary of a New-Mum: The Fourth Trimester

Louisa Daniels | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It just goes to show that while all the theories about Optimal Foetal Positioning are surely well founded (and I believe a mother should diligently try to influence positive outcomes), really, at the end of the day, a baby does what it wants.

Ten Tips to Survive the First Six Weeks

Lucy Denyer | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Denyer

If someone offers to cook you dinner/clean your house/work their way through your ironing basket, don't be all British about it and politely refuse. Embrace the offers with open arms. They will soon dry up. And you can always pay them back when they have babies themselves.

Why Choice, Not Breast, Is Best

Rose Carraig | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

Choice is what should be promoted, not exclusively breastfeeding. I am absolutely sick to the gills of health professionals and the NHS and antenatal/postnatal professionals, and worst culprits of all, fellow mothers, constantly banging on about how important it is to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: The No Bullsh*t Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

So why oh why is it not this simple? Why do we instead feel so judged on our choices and like a 'failure' if we are not doing what is perceived as making the 'best choice' when it comes to how we feed our baby?

'Why I Still Breastfeed My Six-Year-Old Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, when The Mirror ran a story about mum of two Denise Sumpter who still breastfed her six-year-old, it didn't create much of a murmur. Bu...