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“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 →

Lactation for the male gaze

  Photographer and founder of Girls Girls Girls magazine Claire Rothstein this week shared an image of actress Rachel McAdams, taken behind the scenes on a recent photo shoot. In the picture, McAdams sits on a bed, cross legged, staring... 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 →

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