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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Breastfeeding is not a neutral act

Language matters. The words we use have great power – power to communicate, power to mobilise, power to heal, power to harm.  Language can also disempower; structural and physical violence is easily perpetuated by a few carefully (or carelessly) applied... Continue Reading →

The AMA attempts to relieve the pressure

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is Australia's peak body for medical practitioners and medical students. According to the AMA Code of Ethics, one of their guiding principles is: Breastfeeding is at the forefront of public health issues affecting the health... Continue Reading →

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