Breastfeeding

Male Breast Masseur Helps Women To Produce Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Helping new mothers to begin breastfeeding, 29-year-old Yang Jun is one of only three registered male breast masseurs in China. Each session lasts abo...

American Airlines Apologises To Breastfeeding Mother Following 'Nurse In' Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

American Airlines has apologised to a woman who complained that a flight attendant told her to 'cover up' while breastfeeding her child on a flight, f...

French Nurse Rents Out Her Breasts Online To Feed Babies With Gay Parents

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A French nurse has created an online advert offering to rent out her breasts to feed newborn babies. And the 29-year-old woman, who describes herse...

Enabling Mothers to Breastfeed: Key to Reducing Undernutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina de Souza

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.

Breastfeeding Women 'Lower Their Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women who breastfeed their children may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new study. The report, published in the...

Why Breast Is Best (WATCH)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The focus of this year's World Breastfeeding Week (1st - 7th August) is breastfeeding support. And with 21% of mothers feeling completely unsupport...

Royal Baby: Kate Middleton Is Breastfeeding 'Very Hungry' Prince George

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly successfully breastfeeding newborn Prince George. The 31-year-old, who is currently staying with her parent...

All Breasts Are Equal, But Some Breasts Are More Equal Than Others

Felicity Capon | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Capon

Whatever you choose to do with your breasts, however much you choose to expose them, campaign with them, or campaign to cover them up completely, they continue to be part of an ongoing debate about objectification, sexualisation and femininity. And that's healthy.

Breastfeeding Helps Children 'Climb Up Social Ladder', Study Suggests

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Breastfed children are more likely to climb up the social ladder than their friends who are not, research suggests. The study suggests that those b...

Breastfeeding Is More Successful When Dads Are Involved Too

Gideon Burrows | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gideon Burrows

It is worth us all remembering that mums are more likely to pursue and succeed with breastfeeding if the father is actively involved right from day one, and that baby-father bonds are stronger when dad plays a role.

Facebook Promises To Take Action On Domestic Violence Content

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

After just 60,000 tweets, 5000 emails, and the campaigning efforts of more than 100 women’s movement and social justice organisations, Facebook have...

#FBrape: Will Facebook Heed Open Letter Protesting 'Endorsement Of Rape & Domestic Violence'?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A campaign to ban content endorsing domestic violence and rape against women on Facebook is urging high profile companies to boycott advertising on th...

Angelina Jolie as Inspiration

Sheila Hageman | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.

Does Page Three Make Breastfeeding Harder?

Laura Ashton | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Ashton

If breasts are seen as fundamentally sexual then the idea of putting one in a baby's mouth can be shocking. If breasts are understood as the producer of nourishment and comfort to babies then the sight of a woman breastfeeding in public may become more socially acceptable.

The Party Where Being a Woman Is Political - By Choice

Zion Lights | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

The attraction of this political party for women is simple. Green Party benefits include practical things as a national rape crisis hotline, options for job-share, equal pay, maternity care, childcare and maternity/paternity leave, supporting breastfeeding, support for domestic abuse and violence.

Facebook 'Removes Image Of Breast Cancer Survivor's Double Mastectomy Tattoo Over Nudity Violation' (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

An image of a tattoo on the chest of a breast cancer survivor is going viral on Facebook - because the social networking giant apparently kept removin...

Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Had a Baby...

Susanna Lascelles | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Lascelles

At some point during the first six weeks you will wonder whether you love your baby as much as you should. You're not strange and there's nothing wrong with you for feeling like this - everyone does.

Breastfeeding Early Could 'Save Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour - 830,000 a year - if new mothers started breastfeeding their newborns in the "power hour" immediatel...

Tip For Twin Parents: Synchronize Your Twins

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Don't fear... having twins is in fact NOT double the work... what it is, is a bit more work and planning than you would have with one baby, but DOUBLE THE JOY!

If We Know Breast Is Best, Why Are We Allowing the Baby Food Industry to Get Away With 'Murder'?

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aseem Malhotra

The science underpinning the importance of breast feeding has been well documented and cannot be overstated. In 2003 the Lancet published a series on child survival emphasising that exclusive breast feeding, if universalised, could save 13% of all under five deaths, (an estimated 1.3million in the 42 high mortality countries).

Suckling Breast Milk Baby Doll: Ewwww Or Awwww?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A breastfeeding baby doll which makes suckling motions and noises has hit the American Christmas toy market. The Breast Milk Baby, which is prompt...

Soulful Momma Notes Five Months In... Being Confident

Alice Grist | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I've been a mother five months and I'm strangely confident. Maybe it's not so strange. Perhaps I'm hard wired for it. In my extensive experience thus far I have learned how important confidence really is for a new momma.

Science, Money and Women's Reproductive Choices

Clare Murphy | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Murphy

Some women may abandon breastfeeding because they have been given insufficient support - and if so that certainly needs to change. But many other women may choose to stop or reduce breastfeeds because of the physical burden,

Get Off Your Backs for a Birth Revolution!

Milli Hill | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

If you gave birth recently, did you feel you had real freedom? Freedom to choose where you gave birth, who was present, what interventions took place and how you delivered your baby? Were you given access to all of the facts needed to make your choices truly informed? Who was the most powerful person in the room at the moment of birth? And did the experience leave you feeling exhilarated, disappointed, or downright traumatised?

Do We Dare Teach Our Daughters the Truth About Their Bodies?

Milli Hill | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

What did you learn about breastfeeding in school? Chances are - not much. Whether you were a pupil in the 1950s or the 1990s, it's unlikely you were told anything at all about nursing a baby, because breastfeeding has never ever been a statutory requirement on the National Curriculum, and it still isn't, even today. Teenagers are taught about alcohol, emotions, contraception, cultural diversity and more as part of their PSHE lessons. But breastfeeding?