UK Breastfeeding

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.

Your Baby Won't Die If You Give Them A Sip Of Water

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

Recent news coverage of guidance about feeding babies water has caused some new parents to worry for their babies’ health. The story started in Buzz...

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

Decisions Around Infant Feeding Are About Reproductive Choice

Clare Murphy | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Clare Murphy

Women should not be lied to or misled by formula milk makers, and we need regulations to ensure this is the case. But we don't need to oversell the many benefits of breastfeeding for either mother and baby to ensure women make the "right" choice. Breast is best, but it may not always be best for all women, all of the time.

Breastfeeding Mums Find Strength By 'Nourishing' Sons At Grandfather's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

Two sisters shared a photo of themselves breastfeeding their sons at their grandfather’s funeral as a symbol of them finding strength. The mums, who...

Tesco Refuses To Give Mum Parking Vouchers Because She Was Buying Formula Milk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mother claims Tesco staff told her she could not have a parking voucher because she was buying formula milk, which the store “cannot endorse”. L...

What Breastfeeding Taught Me About The Need To Support Mothers

Rachel Murray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Murray

Ten months ago, I stared in the mirror at my reflection. My breasts were painfully engorged like they might explode and I thought to myself 'I'm going to need a sense of humour to get through this'. These days, on the rare occasion I go for a night out baby-free, I joke that my boobs double up as a timepiece.

Does Breastfeeding Get On Your Tits?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

So why the hell does everyone care so much about the choices this woman (who I would like to place my fave maternity bra on that none of them actually know or have met) makes? Why do we feel the need to sling mud, to debate over whether she is a bad mum scarring her child forever, that she is not a fit parent, that she is disgusting and crossing the line from nurturing into the perverse?

Mum Explains 'Mission' To Normalise Breastfeeding Older Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared her “mission” to normalise breastfeeding older children in a video posted to YouTube. Sophie Rose, a mum from the UK who now li...

Breastfeeding Mum's Brutally Honest Post About Not Having Enough Milk For Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum has shared an honest Instagram post about how she struggles to produce enough milk for her baby. Heyona, from Washington, US, sai...

Alanis Morissette Proudly Wore 'I Voted' Sticker While Breastfeeding Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

Alanis Morissette didn’t miss out on voting in the US election, despite having a four-month-old baby to look after. The 42-year-old, who gave birth...