Mommy Wars

Dear Lactivist: I Am Not a Milk-Delivery System

Jessica Shortall | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I am talking about a minority of breastfeeding advocates here. Most of you lovely people do not do what I am about to talk about. And "lactivists" are super important. And all of you - including the ones I'm talking about here - are amazing people who are working hard for women and babies.

It's a Shame About Breastfeeding

Jessica Shortall | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I am having a major insight this week. Here goes: Guilt = response to what one does. Shame = response to what one IS. Which one is at work for me, and for other breastfeeding mothers?

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Baby

Jessica Shortall | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I'm ready to stop because I work full-time, which means I have to make time to pump breast milk during every single work day, and this is not easy. In the past year, I've been on a dozen business trips, which involve incredible planning and logistics to leave enough milk at home, and to pump and travel with dozens of ounces of milk.

Babies Don't Need 'Attachment Parenting', But They Do Need 'Responsive Parenting'

Milli Hill | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

If we look at what we as parents are actually trying to achieve - healthy, happy adults - we need to ask ourselves, does this have to mean sharing our beds with our children or letting them self-wean? I think not. Because what really matters, what is really absolutely crucial to healthy child development, is not 'Attachment Parenting', but 'Responsive Parenting.'