UK Breastfeeding

I Feel Guilty For Feeding My Baby Formula... But Not For The Reason You Think

Madeleine Morris | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Madeleine Morris

The guilt started on day four.  Weeping, a heart that literally hurt with pain.  As I put the bottle of formula to my beautiful new baby's lips I felt overcome with regret.  But not for the reason you think.

Researcher Urges People Not To Shame Or Judge Pregnant Women And New Mothers

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

A researcher is urging people not to judge pregnant women and new mothers or monitor their parenting skills. Aimee Grant, a researcher from Cardiff U...

My Experience Of Exclusively Breastfeeding And Being A Working Mum

Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke

I did not want to appear as the team member who 'disrupted' the discussions with a crying baby, neither was I willing to give up the newly found cause I was championing with every fibre of my physical being and my mental strength- breastfeeding.

Baby Tries To 'Latch On' To Mum's Back, Soon Realises She Can't

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents

A baby was miffed when she tried to latch on for a feed while on her mum’s back and realised it wasn’t going to work. The breastfeeding mum expla...

The Sisterhood Of Marketing

Nicole Jameson | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nicole Jameson

Being a woman of reproductive age, who shares pictures of my kids and parenting stuff on social media, the algorithms-that-be at Facebook make sure I have lots of 'relevant' advertising pop up in my feed.

Breastfeeding Mum Shares Photo Of 'Good Boob Gone Bad'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum-of-seven has shared a photo of her engorged breast while feeding her toddler to show how her “good boob has gone bad”. Lindsey Bliss, from N...

Breastsleeping: Is This How New Mums Can Get More Sleep?

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

What is ‘breastsleeping’? Breastsleeping is just what it sounds like: breastfeeding your baby while you both sleep in the same bed. But haven’t ...

No, I Won't Cover Up

J.J. Barnes | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere I am a breastfeeder.  I fed my first daughter for nearly 11 months and I'm currently feeding my second daughter who is nearly eight months.  I have always breastfed on demand, as and when required.  Whether I'm in a restaurant, a shop or the theatre, I've simply fed my baby because she's hungry and needs feeding.

Same-Sex Couple Take Turns Breastfeeding Baby In Touching Photos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

A same-sex couple have been photographed both breastfeeding their four-week-old daughter in a bid to raise awareness of LGBT families. Claire Eden-McI...

Pink Breastfeeds Baby Son While Daughter Willow Lays Peacefully On Her Lap, In Intimate Photot

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Parents

Pink has shared a tender snap of her breastfeeding her two-month-old son Jameson while her daughter lies peacefully on her lap. The 37-year-old, who g...

How To Stop Breastfeeding Gently

Vanessa Christie | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Weaning off the breast doesn't have to be an all or nothing event and it also needn't be a conscious parent-led decision. If you and your baby are happy the way things are, then you may consider continuing to breastfeed until he or she decides that time's up and weans themselves naturally. On the other hand, if taking charge of the weaning process is the right decision for you, it's ideal to take it gradually and as gently as possible.

Shaking The Fear Of Breastfeeding In Public

Vanessa Christie | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Breastfeeding out and about gets a pretty bad image in the news. All we tend to hear about are stories of mums being asked to leave shops, restaurants, swimming pools, libraries, public transport and so on.

Why We're Not Equal- A Controversial Look At Gender Inequality

Deb Bunn | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's now 3am and she's awake again. It must be her teeth. I read somewhere that the pain can be worse at night. But baby M doesn't want Calpol. It takes me 45 minutes to coax it into her and 15 minutes later she's back in her cot and I'm crawling into bed. Mr MBAW is snoring.

Mum On The 'Brink Of Tears' As She Shares Harsh Realities Of Life With 4-Month-Old

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has penned an honest Instagram post about the reality of life with a four-month-old, to show there’s more going on behind the scenes than peop...

The Taboo Of Breastfeeding

Diana Nortey | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

I must confess, at the beginning, I found breastfeeding very daunting and scary because I have heard so many stories from mothers who have already gone through the experience of breastfeeding in public--and they were not good experiences.

Tamara Ecclestone Defends Breastfeeding Photo After Negative Comments

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has spoken out to defend a photo of herself breastfeeding her toddler, which she posted to “normalise” breastfeeding in the publ...

Peter Andre Shares Tender Snap Of Wife Emily Breastfeeding Theodore

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

Peter Andre has shared the first ever photo of his wife breastfeeding their son Theodore. Posting the snap to Instagram, the 43-year-old wrote: “I w...

This Science Experiment Shows Just How Incredible Breast Milk Really Is

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

A science student who is a mum has shared her findings on the amazing qualities of breast milk, through a fascinating photo on Facebook. Vicky Greene...

Tamara Ecclestone Shares Snap Breastfeeding 2-Year-Old: 'It's A Powerful Demonstration Of Love'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her two-year-old daughter Sophia to prove it’s not something women should feel the need to...

Airport Security Ordered Nursing Mother To Squeeze Her Breast To Prove She Was Lactating

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK

A nursing mother was left humiliated after airport security suspicious of her breast pump ordered her to squeeze her breast to prove she was lactating...

13 Inevitable Thoughts You Have During The Night Feed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

For new parents, starting the night feed is like being welcomed into a private members club, as only now can you fully understand what the tiredness o...

Mum Hopes To 'Normalise Extended Breastfeeding' With Intimate Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum-of-two is hoping to normalise extended breastfeeding through a photo series capturing mothers nursing their toddlers. Natalie McCain, from the U...

Peta Murgatroyd Shares Breast Pumping Selfie And She’s Not The Only Mum Doing It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents

Peta Murgatroyd has given her fans a peek into her life as a working mum, by sharing a breast pumping selfie while surrounded by a glam squad. “Mul...

Eight Things I've Learned Being A Twin Mum

Hayley Saunt | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

Our beautiful, determined, cheerful, bold, stubborn, adorable twins turned two this month. Two years of our world being turned upside down in the very best way possible.

Rebekah Vardy Shares First Breastfeeding Snap, Proves Motherhood Is About Multi-Tasking

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

Rebekah Vardy has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn son while getting ready for work. The 34-year-old, who gave birth to her fourth chil...