Forcing Mothers to Breastfeed Is No Way to Help Children

The Conversation UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

By maintaining that breastfeeding is a right for all children, the clause aims to foster strong mother-child relationships. This idea (and suggested duration) is taken from the Qur'an. But the Qur'an itself doesn't stipulate mandatory breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding: Who Are You Really Doing It For?

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

Why are we, as a culture, creeped out by the idea of a woman wholeheartedly enjoying breastfeeding? We're uncomfortable at the suggestion that a woman might exercise such autonomy over her body that she breastfeeds beyond infancy and might actually LIKE DOING SO.

How Long Should I Breastfeed For? Ask a Man!

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

The mother vs the expert has become a common binary in lifestyle media aimed at women. The mother is almost invariably presented as about two seconds away from being sectioned, and the expert is mostly always a white man with (we assume) a medical degree.

The Battle of the Boob and Poor Professionalism

Zion Lights | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

The exact words printed in the magazine, in quotation marks to show that they were being reprinted verbatim, were: 'Breast milk boosts a baby's immune system, but only for the first six months. After that, it has no effect.

Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy

Henrietta Norton | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

There is a wonderful opportunity these days to plan a pregnancy. In the four months that it takes to make healthy sperm and the month that it takes to mature an egg prior to ovulation, both parents can ensure that they get the nutrients required to increase their chance of conceiving a healthy baby.

An Open Letter to Victoria's Secret

Sheila Hageman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Ashley Clawson had just spent $150 in a Victoria's Secret when she asked an employee if she could nurse her son Beckett in a changing room. She was instructed to go out back into an alleyway where no one would see her.

Breastfeed In The Sistine Chapel If Your Children Are Hungry, Says Pope Francis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Mothers should be free to breastfeed in public, even in the Sistine Chapel, even in front of the Pope, the Pontiff has told assembled mothers. Pope...

Breastfeeding 'May Deter Arthritis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Breastfeeding could help stave off arthritis, a study has suggested. Mothers who choose to breastfeed their children are around half as likely to d...

Gisele Nails Multi-Tasking In This Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This picture is either going to make people froth at the mouth or applaud Gisele for getting stuck in with her breastfeeding - we prefer the latter. W...

Why We Need Lactivists

Lottie Daley | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world and when we think about it, it's not rocket science to understand why that may be.

Breastfeed Bribery?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

People have reacted furiously to the news mothers are to be paid £200 to breastfeed their babies. Vouchers for Matalan, John Lewis or Mothercare -...

'I Like Faggots': Brit Banned From Facebook After Meaty Treat Gets Lost In Translation

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

A 54-year-old man has told how he was banned from Facebook after posting that he ‘liked faggots’, in reference to the British meatball of the same...

Meals On Wheels

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

We’re not sure whether to be impressed or horrified at this snap of a mother breastfeeding her little boy – whilst driving a motorbike. The mu...

WATCH: Can Breastfeeding Stave Off Breast Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women who breastfeed for more than six months were found to have been diagnosed with breast cancer much later on in life. Can the practice help stave ...

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...