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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 →

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Fathers

When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I attended independent birth and baby care classes run by a local doula. Ten years later, I don't remember much about the classes, but I have a firm picture... Continue Reading →

Binders full of children

Making global headlines in recent weeks has been a Guardian UK investigation which has revealed that the practice of breast 'ironing' is being perpetrated on young girls in the UK. According to the National FGM Centre, breast ironing or breast... Continue Reading →

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