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...

Woman Still Breastfeeds Her Three-Year-Old Triplets

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In recent weeks we've seen hoards of women tackling social stigma around breastfeeding in public. But one mother has gone one step further than th...

I Took Antidepressants When I Was Breastfeeding, and When I Was Pregnant

Hayley Carter | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

Here is the part that makes me want to climb inside the internet and destroy all those pages of ill-advised advice about the dangers of taking antidepressants if you are breastfeeding: You can take antidepressants when you are breastfeeding. I know, because I recently did it. And guess what? It turns out me and my baby are fine...

Why Breastfeeding Is Not Like Peeing - At All

Sophie Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

We're still puzzling out what ostentatious breastfeeding might look like - flashing bosom beacons? Blinged-up breasts? A regal wave of a tiny hand? Whatever he had in mind, the act of feeding an infant is as likely to be ostentatious as the act of feeding oneself: which is to say, very unlikely.

Princess Michael Of Kent: 'Breastfeeding Is Not Something I Would Do In Public'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many women are campaigning to remove the stigma around breastfeeding in public, a member of the Royal family has admitted she does not approve. ...

Breastfeeding, Not Tit-Feeding..

Liz Fraser | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

All this puritanical, embarrassed, shaming behaviour towards subtly feeding a human infant now, is a head-banging hangover from those days - days when piano legs were covered up, lest anyone find them too scandalous. Crikey.


B.J. Epstein | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's been suggested to me that appropriate, discrete places to feed my baby while out in public are my car and a public toilet. Neither place is comfortable and the latter is certainly far from hygienic. Few adults like eating meals in cars or toilets, and I wonder why they think babies should.

Now Here's Some 'Ostentatious' Breastfeeding, Mr Farage

PA | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK

Mothers have staged a mass "nurse-in" outside Claridge's hotel in London to protest over an incident in which a woman was asked to cover herself up wh...

'Cover Up' Request Triggers Mass Breastfeeding Protest

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

Mothers are to stage a mass "nurse-in" outside Claridge's hotel today to protest after a woman was "humiliated" by being asked to cover herself up whe...

Mums Urged To Breastfeed To Improve Health And Benefit NHS

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? That is the question. According to new research, breastfeeding for longer can improve the health of a mother an...

Breastfeeding Mother 'Humilated' After Luxury Hotel Claridge's Asks Her To Cover Up With Napkin

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mother has described her humiliation after she was asked to cover herself with a napkin while breastfeeding at a luxury London hotel. Louise Burn...

Transgender Dad Who Gave Birth Is Able To Breastfeed His Child

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Trevor MacDonald is a transgender parent. He gave birth in 2012 after taking a break from testosterone therapy. Due to his breast removal surgery, it ...

Café Apologises For Asking Mums To Breastfeed In Disabled Loo...

SWNS | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A café owner has been forced to apologise after putting a sign in the window - asking mums to breastfeed in the disabled toilets. Because when bre...

Twenty Parenting Mistakes You Only Make Once

Jess Paterson | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

There are some parenting mistakes you make time and time again. Taking them out for a meal and expecting not to get indigestion. Assuming they heard you the first 10 times you asked them to put their school shoes on. Expecting them to have a two-hour nap as you have loads to do...

The No B***S*** Advice All New Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

One thing that was not lost amongst the milk hazed chaos was how at certain points during those first intrepid weeks, me and my post baby self could have done with a list of new mum home truths that cut through the inertia of new mum bullshit and instead brought me and my over active worries back down to reality.

Your Baby Is Manipulating You!

Lottie Daley | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

You take your baby to the toilet because she cries / you cry if you put her down for a second. Crafty, manipulative baby feels afraid, primary source of life is gone! Your baby's evolutionary built in survival safety mechanism is working, hurrah! This is a good thing.

'I Want Women To Know They Can Study And Be A Mum'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jacci Sharkey, 24, proudly posed for a picture while she was breastfeeding her six-week-old son at her university graduation. With Sharkey's permi...

Brogan Driscoll

The Only Way To Challenge Facebook's Nudity Policy Is To Share More Breastfeeding Pics | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Guardian journalist Jemima Kiss has urged mothers to share their breastfeeding photographs online in a bid to challenge Facebook's nudity policy. K...

Mum Posted A Pic Breastfeeding Her Premature Baby. Facebook Banned It

SWNS | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has slammed Facebook for removing a photo of the first time she breastfed her severely premature baby daughter - because it breached their stric...

How Breastfeeding Can Drive Some Women to the Brink of Depression, by 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

The former prison warden topped off a fabulous year when she won the X Factor, duetted with Michael Bolton, had a number one selling debut album, by introducing baby Miley into the world, a sibling for her eldest two Tommy and Brooke.

Dear Lactivist: I Am Not a Milk-Delivery System

Jessica Shortall | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I am talking about a minority of breastfeeding advocates here. Most of you lovely people do not do what I am about to talk about. And "lactivists" are super important. And all of you - including the ones I'm talking about here - are amazing people who are working hard for women and babies.

This Woman Made Butter From Her Breast Milk - And Ate It

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What should you do when you've got excess breast milk? Make butter, of course. At least that was what one woman decided to do when left home alone ...

My Mother Breastfed Me for Three Years, and I Think It's Awesome, Here's Why

Henry Boles | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Boles

My mum breastfed me until I was three. Think about what you were doing three years ago, and grasp how much time has elapsed since then. For that entire period, I sucked glorious milk out of my Mum's boobs. She has no shame in telling people this, and neither do I.

Breastfeeding Support Is Ignoring Working Motherhood

Jessica Shortall | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

Ellie's piece resonated with me on a lot of levels, and I am so proud of her for advocating for something that ALL women and babies, of all socio-economic levels, everywhere, need and deserve. But it also got me thinking that something continues to be missing from this conversation. (I can say this, knowing that Ellie will have my back!)