UK Breastfeeding

Breastfeed? Why That's Makes You A Martyr

Kate Tunstall | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

So, by necessity, breastfeeding becomes a constant. You could, perhaps, compare it to relieving yourself in the bathroom - because it is as essential, and just as much a part of our lives. It may not be the topic of every conversation, but it's always in the back of one's mind: I need to deal with this situation within the next X minutes, or I will have a problem...

Breastfeeding Is Rarely Seen In Children's Books – It's Time To Rewrite Attitudes

B.J. Epstein | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents
B.J. Epstein

The few children's books I've found that feature breastfeeding tend to be ones that are specifically about breastfeeding or attachment parenting more generally; in other words, someone would have to already be passionate about breastfeeding to seek out these texts

How The Myth Of The 'Good Baby' Is Damaging Breastfeeding

Amy Brown | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Being a new parent can be one of the biggest, scariest responsibilities you will ever take on. Growing a whole new tiny person and keeping them alive can be anxiety inducing even for the most laid back. Am I holding them ok? Why are they crying? Am I doing any of this right?

Leaflets Won't Make Me Breastfeed

Maddy Matthews | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

It's not a lack of information and awareness. The posters are everywhere. It's a lack of decent, practical support. I don't blame the frontline NHS staff for that at all. The midwives were fantastic, and HCAs are stretched beyond belief. Somewhere up the chain, funding decisions are being made - and they're not making the best choices.

The Closet Breastfeeder: Breastfeeding A Toddler

Chantelle Lunt | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Chantelle Lunt

My breastfeeding journey has taken its strangest turn so far. It feels like the second my boy blew out the candles on his first birthday cake he became a toddler and I was suddenly a social leper if I dared to feed him in public.

Bottle Or Breast - We Are All Just Doing Our Best

Ann-Marie O'Doherty | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Ann-Marie O'Doherty

In order to remove the guilt surrounding infant feeding we need to acknowledge that how you feed your baby is your choice. It is individual circumstances, feelings and beliefs that determine how we will feed our babies and even with the most open society in the world not every woman will choose to breastfeed.

Mum Claims Facebook 'Disabled Account' After She Posted This Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has claimed Facebook ‘disabled her account’ after she posted photos of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger’s child and her own chil...

Mum Of Stillborn Son Pumped 2,000 Ounces Of Breast Milk For Other Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who had a stillborn son decided to donate her breast milk to help other babies. Wendy Cruz-Chan, from New York, US, donated more than 2,000 ...

Tamara Ecclestone Defends Breastfeeding Two-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone Rutland has defended the fact she still breastfeeds her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. The 32-year-old, who is mum to Sophia with...

Why Fed Will Never Be Best: The FIB Letting Our New Mothers Down

Amy Brown | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Rather than caring for our new mothers after the birth, helping them recover and care for their new baby, we devalue, isolate and pressurize them to get their 'lives back'. In pain, frustrated, exhausted, isolated and feeling utterly unsupported, formula seems the obvious choice.

Hockey Player Mum Praised For Pre-Game Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents

An ice hockey player who breastfed her five-month-old daughter ahead of a game has been praised online by parents. Sabrina Pfeifer, from the US, was d...

These Breastfeeding Tattoos Capture The Mother-Baby Bond

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to breastfeed often say how they miss nursing their children once they’ve grown up. So some mums have permanently documented that p...

Mum Shamed For Breastfeeding By Her Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken out about how she was shamed for breastfeeding in a restaurant by her parents. Kelly Stanley, 23, from the US, said her nine-month-o...

Woman Who Breastfed Sister's Son Sparks Facebook Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who breastfed her sister’s son unexpectedly sparked a debate on Facebook. The woman, who has not been named, shared a photo on a breastfeedi...

Mum Breastfeeds While Doing Advanced Yoga

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents

A multi-tasking mum managed to combine her love of yoga with her baby’s feeding needs and the result is pretty incredible. Carlee Benear, 29, from T...

8 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Breastfeeding Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents

Once you have a baby, your parenting choices seem to become public property that everyone feels completely entitled to have an opinion on. That’s j...

Breastfeeding Rates In Britain Low Due To 'Pressures From Society'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents

The number of women breastfeeding in Britain is low due to societal pressures mothers face, a professor has argued. In January 2016, a study publishe...

A Book Shop Has Been Praised For Its Unusual Breastfeeding Sign

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A book shop in Coventry has been praised for its invitation for women to breastfeed ‘ostentatiously’ in the store. The Big Comfy Bookshop put a ha...

Mum Praised For Breastfeeding Baby After Fall

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who took a tumble down a flight of stairs is being praised for her determination to breastfeed her baby while in a neck brace. Thamalia Greenbur...

Extended Breastfeeding: Why It's Right for Me

Elaine Cogan | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

However, some of these things I would never do were borne not through ignorance of the reality of child-rearing, but out of cultural norms to which I gave far too much credence. One of these was extended breastfeeding.

Mum Pumps Breast Milk In Hotel Lobby To Prove A Point About Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A disgruntled mum decided to make a stand and pump breast milk in a busy hotel lobby after being refused a private space by hotel employees. Lynda Maz...

Mum Not Allowed To Breastfeed In A Place Where Breasts Are On Display

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who was asked to move to the bathroom while breastfeeding in a department store couldn’t help but notice the irony of being told she couldn’...

Mum Posed Naked To Get People Talking About Public Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby while completely naked to make a point about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Ju...

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 ...