UK Breastfeeding

Healthy Eating: An Easy Guide To Portion Control

Emer Delaney | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!

A Story About A Mother 'Squirting Her Boob' At A Woman Has A Lot Of People Very Confused

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Earlier this week a story about a confrontation between a woman and a breastfeeding mother made headlines and caused an incredibly heated debate. The ...

World Breastfeeding Week: Top Five Controversial Moments

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

As World Breastfeeding Week is marked all over the globe, we take a look at some of the controversial moments that have started a conversation across ...

8 Reasons Why It's Nobody Else's Business Whether You Breastfeed Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

Everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding - whether it’s getting flack when mums breastfeed in public or judgemental looks when spooning out the form...

Sam Faiers' Breastfeeding Snapchat Sparks Twitter Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers sparked an unanticipated Twitter debate after posting a breastfeeding selfie on Snapchat. The 25-year-old mum shared a photo of herself la...

Breastfeeding Mum Takes Revenge On Fridge Raiding Colleague

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum who was fed up of her colleague stealing her coffee creamer devised a clever plan for revenge. She used her breastmilk to fill up ...

The Media's Reporting of the Childs Review Sums Up Why We're Still Light Years From Equality

Jo Swinson | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

Parliament needs comprehensive change to do its job credibly for all of society, and Professor Childs' report sets out a range of great ideas to achieve that. We also need a much more representative media, but there seems less appetite for change in the corridors of power in Fleet Street.

Mila Kunis Stands Up To Breastfeeding Shaming: 'We Sexualise The Breast So Much'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

Mila Kunis has spoken out about the disapproving looks she has received when breastfeeding in public. In the same week fellow actress Thandie Newton w...

The Waugh Zone July 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 21, 2016… 1) JEZITATION, REPETITION, DEVIATION The House of Commons rises for its summer r...

Thandie Newton Praised For This Festival Breastfeeding Selfie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

Thandie Newton has been praised for breastfeeding her child in public. The 43-year-old actress shared a snap of herself at Latitude festival breastfee...

Dad Takes A Stand For Mums Told To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has set out to prove covering up while breastfeeding is “asinine”, by eating dinner with a blanket over his head. Brock Smith, from Florida,...

Removing the Barriers to Breastfeeding in the UK

Sue Ashmore | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Sue Ashmore

Breastfeeding. Although I have spent my entire working life trying to improve care for women who want to breastfeed, I still hesitate to write openly about it. This is because breastfeeding is such a fraught subject in the UK, often viewed as difficult to achieve, and sometimes seen as unnecessary because of a mistaken perception that formula milk is a close second best.

Breastfeeding, Brilliant But Not Easy

Esther Hayden | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Esther Hayden

The take home message of any breastfeeding promo shouldn't seek to make mothers feel there is only one route. Simply put by Geraldine Miskin, author of Breastfeeding Made Easy, you have to bare in mind "it isn't always easy but all mums can do is their best, so they shouldn't be hard on themselves".

Mum Shocked To Discover Breastfeeding Shaming Starts Young

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who shared a photo of her toddler playing at breastfeeding a doll, was stunned when it was shared by a woman who called it "the nastiest shit" s...

Hungry Baby Finds Alternative Breast To Feed From

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents

When a hungry baby is ready for milk, there's no stopping them. Well that's definitely true of this little tot, who launched himself forward when he n...

Holly Willoughby Hits Back At Former Lads Mag Editor Over Breastfeeding Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby felt the need to defend breastfeeding mothers when a former lads magazine editor said women should "cover up" on 'This Morning'. Will...

Breastfeeding Mum Asked To 'Cover Up' At Water Park

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum was gobsmacked when she was asked by two women at a water park to "cover up" while nursing her son in 90-degree heat. Candace Garn...

Heartwarming Moment Mum Breastfed Daughter During Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

Wedding photos capture memorable snippets on one of the biggest days of your life, as one mother will know only too well. Christina Torino-Benton, fro...

Katie Price Doesn't Agree With Mums Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has shocked viewers by revealing she doesn't agree with mums breastfeeding in public. The mum-of-five shared her views on the 'Loose Wome...

Graphic: Mum Breastfeeds Toddler After Breaking Leg In Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: The footage in this video contains graphic images. The courageous moment a mother sat down on the floor to breastfeed her toddler af...

Breastfeeding Support Matters, But It's Not All About The Individual

Karen Hall | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

Minchin accurately predicted a backlash against honesty about the risks of not breastfeeding, and cites the huge vested interests of the baby milk industry, which has successfully divided mothers for decades, co-opting the phrase "breast is best" to create an aspirational ideal, and undermining breastmilk as the normal infant food for our species.

Breastfeeding Mum Shares Video Of Man 'Verbally Assaulting' Her While She Nursed Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mother has shared a video of a stranger shouting at her while she nursed her son, in a bid to find out who it was. Jessie Maher, from ...

A Visit From the Parenting Police

Elaine Cogan | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

We also believe that ladies should keep a clean house, and allowing a toddler to throw food is a detriment to this end, as well as disrespectful to those in this world who sadly go without, and at the very least, extreme bad manners. We demand that this is rectified immediately.

Chrissy Teigen Shares Candid Video Breastfeeding Luna

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen was filmed breastfeeding her daughter Luna and she shared the sweet video on Snapchat. The new mum was being filmed by her husband John...

Breastfeeding Mum Close To Tears After Stranger's Kind Gesture

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Parents

A grateful mother has praised a stranger who offered to cut up her breakfast so she could eat while breastfeeding her son. It was the first time Briar...