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Breastfeeding in the Age of the Expert

Over the weekend I came across an article on SBS Online titled “I’m lucky I could afford to pay $200 for breastfeeding support”. It was a couple of months old, published during World Breastfeeding Week 2019, in the wake of... Continue Reading →

Let’s Celebrate However You Feed Your Baby Month

Last week the US National Perinatal Association marked Breastfeeding Awareness Month by releasing 40+ icons which "recognise and honour everyone who does their best to give our babies what they need". The icons feature mothers of diverse cultural backgrounds and skin... Continue Reading →

A Womb of One’s Own

Making global headlines last week was news from the USA that a Cleveland fertility clinic had announced the birth of a baby following a uterus transplant from a deceased 'donor', the first such successful birth in North America. According to... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Breastfeeding Thoughtcrime: The Milk Meg Edition

Every now and then (ok, probably much more often than that!) something comes along and makes me wonder if I'm living in a parallel universe. Yesterday, it was a post popping up on my feed from The Milk Meg, hosted... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day and the Mental Load

There's no shortage of commentary about Mother's Day and I'm about to add a bit more. I write this sitting in my bed on Mother's Day morning. Birds are singing, the skies are blue, sun is streaming through the window,... Continue Reading →

“Stick to the Script”: LLLUSA’s guide to silencing dissent

Following my recent post responding to La Leche League International's decision to not just drink - but go in to full scale production of - gender flavoured kool-aid, a colleague sent me a message containing a link and three words:... Continue Reading →

The Parently Art of Lactation

When my fourth baby was born, a friend gifted me a vintage 2nd edition copy of 'The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding'. First published by La Leche International in 1963, this book was revolutionary. At a time when breastfeeding was widely... Continue Reading →

The Breast Book: Grooming, Gatekeeping and Gender Identity (part 2)

This commentary on The Breast Book is a guest post from Eufemia Torres. Eufemia is a qualified teacher from the UK and a mother of two breastfed children. She has a keen interest in the politics and social issues. This article... Continue Reading →

The Breast Book: Grooming, Gatekeeping and Gender Identity (part 1)

This commentary on The Breast Book is a guest post from Eufemia Torres. Eufemia is a qualified teacher from the UK and a mother of two breastfed children. She has a keen interest in the politics and social issues. This article... Continue Reading →

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