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boobs, babies, and feminist motherhood

Irreversible Damage, Irreplaceable Loss

I love books... but the shelves are full and the budget is tight. And so, I am very thankful to live in a city with a wonderful library network which enables me not only to access most books I’m keen to... Continue Reading →

Divide and Conquer

Update: since publishing this article a number of women have contacted me to say that they would love to 'have the courage' to share this article on their personal social media page, the birth and breastfeeding groups that they are... Continue Reading →

Toddler Tactics

Australian children's entertainer Jimmy Rees has been part of the wallpaper of my family's life for over a decade. Along with an assortment of wisecracking puppets, in his Jimmy Giggle persona Rees has been the human face of the free-to-air... Continue Reading →

We need to talk about surrogacy (and breastfeeding)

On May 1, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper announced the birth of a son, Wyatt. As a single gay man, Cooper was for obvious reasons unable to have a baby himself - Wyatt was conceived using eggs which had been... Continue Reading →

Invisible Mothers in the age of Coronavirus

An unexpected side effect of COVID-19 appears to be that biological sex is both real and mentionable again! Who'd have thunk it!         It is becoming clear from global patterns of disease morbidity and mortality that men... Continue Reading →

Burning with Shame

  Yesterday, on the Full Cream facebook page, I shared a photo of a woman breastfeeding her baby in a field in front of a smoky, bushfire tinged sunset. The photo was accompanied by a post from internationally respected infant... Continue Reading →

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 →

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