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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 →

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 →

He Can Do It!

This week, the winners of the inaugural 'Man-Centred Design Awards' 'Meaning-Centred Design Awards' were announced in London. According to the word salad on their website, "Meaning-Centred Design Awards celebrate the best brands, organisations, services, apps and products which have managed... Continue Reading →

Yum and Yummer

Scene: A meeting between NHS breastfeeding promotion team and their ad agency. NHS wonk: The UK has the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. We need some epic ads pls. Ad guy #1: Ugh, it's not going to have to... Continue Reading →

Chest Feeding in Emergencies

When April Neubauer suffered seizures during her labour, and again during her emergency cesarean birth, she was taken away for further treatment and recovery, having not yet held her daughter. According to her father, Maxamillian: "A nurse came out with... Continue Reading →

When breastfeeding is for everyone (except the baby)

It’s been a while since I’ve published a blog. #sorrynotsorry – my top priority in the past year or so has been protecting my mental health and breastfeeding relationship with my daughter. I’ll write more about that some time but... Continue Reading →

  Australian feminist and author Clementine Ford this week published a column in Fairfax headed “Why nobody is more judgmental than middle class mothers”. In her article Ford, who is mother to a young son, writes against the subjection of... Continue Reading →

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