UK Breastfeeding

Night Feeds - When Still Waters Run Deepest

Eleanor Mason | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents
Eleanor Mason

It's difficult to rouse myself as his cry pierces through the silence, and I beg him to go back to sleep, without daring to glance at the time. At every single wake up I wish we were formula feeding so that my husband could get up and deal with him, leaving me to roll over and go back to sleep.

This Mum Had The Perfect Response When A Man Asked Her To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has been praised for her quick thinking response to a stranger who suggested she put a towel over herself while she was breastfeeding her son. ...

Tamara Ecclestone's Breastfeeding Photo Starts Yet Another Instagram Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has sparked yet another debate after posting a photo of herself breastfeeding her three-year-old daughter. The 32-year-old shared th...

Why Is A Support Network For Bottle-Feeding Perceived As Anti-Breastfeeding?

Holly Leppard | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Holly Leppard

We are by no means anti-breastfeeding or being discriminatory by not featuring breastfeeding pictures in our campaign; we are just acutely aware of how these can affect some people who seek out our network. Our movement and support is for bottle-feeders, there is nothing for breastfeeders to feel offended about.

Surrogacy And Inducing Lactation

Vanessa Christie | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

I was blown away this morning. It was hands down the single best moment of my working life as an IBCLC to date. Early last year I had an email from a lady who was expecting her first child and was enquiring about some antenatal breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding My Daughter Is One Of The Things I Am Proudest Of In My Life

Elena Davies | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Elena Davies

Elena Davies has been breastfeeding her daughter Lily since she was 12 weeks - however it wasn't an easy journey. In this vlog, Elena discusses their story, exploring her desire to 'prove my body worked' after losing her son, Aneurin, at 34 weeks and her disappointment when it was suggested she formula fed Lily instead.

'Fed Is Best' Photo Series Celebrates The Different Ways Mums Feed Their Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents

The debate over whether you breastfeed or bottle feed your baby is always a topical one, so one mum decided to celebrate feeding of all kinds. London...

How I Became An Accidental Extended Breastfeeder

Katie Dickerson | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

When I first got my boobs out to feed my baby, I had no idea I'd still be doing it nearly two years later. TWO YEARS. I didn't think my boobs were going to get through two months of breastfeeding, and yet here they are, still doing their thing.

Why Mothers Should Breastfeed Openly In Public

Jean Gasho | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jean Gasho

I do not care that breastfeeding openly in public is like taboo in the UK. I am a proud mother and I intend to enjoy all the blessings that comes with motherhood. There is nothing sacred or private about breastfeeding. It's simply called being a mother.

Meet The Uni Students With Kids Who Juggle Lectures With Dirty Nappies

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

For the average fresher, starting university means new-found freedom, big nights out and getting to focus on their favourite subject. But for a small...

Billie Faiers Introduces Newborn Son To The World And Reveals His Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents

Billie Faiers has introduced her second child to the world. The 27-year-old, who is also mum to two-year-old daughter Nelly and fiancé Greg Shepherd,...

This Interactive BFF Tool Hopes To Support And Encourage New Mums To Breastfeed For Longer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Fewer than half of babies in England are breastfed for longer than two months, according to data from Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Almost...

I Understand Not Wanting Children

J.J. Barnes | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

I'll hasten to point out that I don't in any way regret my decision to be a mother.  This is not a "what a mistake" type thought.  Indeed, I truly wouldn't have it any other way and if I went back in time I'd still have sex with my idiot ex-husband at the same time on the same day to make sure that the exact same little human was produced from that union.  That doesn't take away my understanding however.

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.