UK Breastfeeding

Mum Distraught Over Breastfeeding Problem Appeals To Internet For Advice

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who said she is at her “wits’ end” with breastfeeding appealed to mums on the internet for advice. Mumsnet user lloveroftobleone said her ...

This Bride Breastfed Her Toddler Throughout Her Entire Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents

The moment a mum breastfed her toddler during her wedding ceremony was captured in a beautiful photograph. Laura Harvey shared the picture-perfect sn...

Mum Shares Photo Of Chest To Show A Breastfeeding Problem Women Don't Always Talk About

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is trying to normalise breastfeeding and all the issues that come with it by sharing a photo of her chest with “uneven milk jugs”. Zoe Hendr...

Helen Skelton Shares Snap Breastfeeding Son At The Beach While Toddler Lays On Her Lap

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

Helen Skelton proved she’s a pro at multi-tasking as she shared a photo of herself breastfeeding, having a drink and playing cushion to her toddler....

The Arrogance Of Breast Is Best

Holly Leppard | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents
Holly Leppard

After reading an absolutely thoughtless post on social media from a mother who regularly uploads picture-perfect images of her life, I felt the need to write. To offload the frustration and borderline anger that was sparked in me when reading her ill-informed and blinkered take on infant feeding.

Worried About Breastfeeding In Public? These 10 Mums' Experiences Will Reassure You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

So often we hear or read about women who are shamed for breastfeeding or told to “cover up” while feeding their baby in public. But the reality ma...

Mum Defends Her Decision To Breastfeed Her Baby While Having Sex, In 'This Morning' Interview

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum breastfed on live TV while defending her decision to vlog about feeding her baby while having sex. Tasha Maile joined Holly Willoughby and Phill...

Mum Struggling To Tandem Breastfeed Baby And Toddler Appeals To Internet For Advice

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who was struggling to tandem breastfeed her toddler and newborn baby, turned to the Internet for advice. The mother posted her query on the Bre...

Ode To Breastfeeding

Rachel Murray | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Murray

I held your pink, wrinkled body to my chest and your searching lips quickly found what you needed. For the first weeks, you were an extension of me, like the luminous yellow gorse to the Scottish hillside. Your constant demand for milk was so strong that I could barely separate myself for long enough to pee; the responsibility of sustaining life was weighing down on me.

One Week Countdown

Deb Bunn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

I got in quite a flap the other day, and to be honest I had to have a word with myself! You see, these feelings are primarily me feeling sad for myself. There is of course a significant feeling of worry about how baby M will take to me not being around after nine months of a 24/7 relationship, but I know really she'll be fine.

Mum's Cost-Free Parenting Hack Solves The Problem Of Baby Teething Pain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum’s hack for easing her son’s teething pain - without spending any money - has gone down well with parents on the internet. Tasia Blackwell, f...

Parents' Guide To The General Election: What All The Manifestos Say About Children

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on Thursday 8 June we’ve been bombarded with political information over the last few weeks. It can be hard to make...

Celebrity Maternity Nurse Says Modern Mothers Have 'Lost The Plot' And Gives Her 5 Key Tips

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents

A maternity nurse, who has looked after stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Zara Phillips, believes modern mothers have “lost the plot”. Rachel Wa...

Ronan Keating Shares 'Sneaky Pic' Of Wife Storm Breastfeeding Baby Cooper

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents

Ronan Keating shared a “sneaky pic” of his wife, Storm, breastfeeding their five-week-old son, Cooper. The singer, 40, who is also dad to Jack, 17...

Raising A Kid? Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Celine Bell | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

Ok, so some of this might not feel like small stuff, but I promise you it is. If little Jemima finds your secret stash of Jaffa Cakes and eats them all, aged 14 months, it doesn't condemn her to a life of obesity. If all the other newborns from your NCT class sleep in their cots from day one, and yours doesn't, it doesn't mean they'll still be sleeping in your bed aged 19.

Mum Wants To Break Down Stigma Of Breastfeeding 'Beyond Age One'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is hoping to break down the stigma against mothers breastfeeding their babies after they turn one. Lacey Barrett, a photographer from Melbourne,...

Celebrity Trainer Praised For Sharing Image Of Herself With Milk Leaking From Her Breasts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents

A celebrity trainer has been praised by mums after she shared a throwback photo of herself with milk leaking from her breasts. Tracy Anderson, 42, kno...

Mum Who Struggled To Breastfeed Documents The 'Magical' Moment Her Daughter Finally Latched On

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has documented her struggle to breastfeed and the touching moment her daughter latched on for the first time. The anonymous mum shared her story...

Becoming A Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Jaymee Heaton | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents
Jaymee Heaton

Breastfeeding Jack and Oliver went really smoothly they both latched well and everything went fine. With Arthur I developed mastitis, had issues with his latch and wanted to just throw in the towel at six weeks. I

To The New Mum Quietly Suffering From Breastfeeding Grief - Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Holly Leppard | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Holly Leppard

I know that you want the best for your precious baby. You've spent nine gruelling months providing a safe and comfortable home for the life you and your partner created together. The physical changes, aches and pains and the emotional rollercoaster ride is a challenge for even the most straightforward of pregnancies.

This Is What Mastitis Looks Like

Remi Peers | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Remi Peers

I was the only mother breastfeeding on my ward. One woman did try to breastfeed, but switched to formula after 12 hours because she "had no milk" (nobody taught her either.) While the other babies slept with full bellies, my son screamed and cried attached to my breast through the night (what was cluster feeding? Nobody told me).

This Burns Survivor Hopes Her Photo Will Help Other Mums Struggling To Breastfeed

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who was concerned she wouldn’t be able to breastfeed due to extensive scarring, has shared her story to give hope to other mothers who are str...

Why Do You Object To Breastfeeding In Public?

J.J. Barnes | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

Before formula, there was breast milk.  Before bottles there was breasts.  The human race has lasted this long because we are physically able to nurture our young using our bodies.  That's incredible.  Women's bodies are genuinely incredible.  We can grow these humans and feed them with nothing except what our bodies naturally do and that is truly remarkable.

Nobody Ever Fails At Breastfeeding And This Is Why

Vanessa Christie | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

They can often be left reeling with a deep sense of failure and guilt. But in truth, it is never their personal responsibility. It is the failure of a medical and cultural system, that has not enabled them to reach their goals, or at the very least, given them a knowledgeable and non-judgmental explanation as to what happened.

6 Things All Mums Need To Know About Taking Antibiotics During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnancy is a time with its fair share of aches and pains, headaches, nausea, and generally not feeling like your best self, so if your GP has prescr...