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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

  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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