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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 →

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 →

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 →

“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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