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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 →

Binders full of children

Making global headlines in recent weeks has been a Guardian UK investigation which has revealed that the practice of breast 'ironing' is being perpetrated on young girls in the UK. According to the National FGM Centre, breast ironing or breast... 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 →

I am not your bleeder

My youngest child is about to turn two. I have found that the longer my baby continues to breastfeed during the night, the later my period returns; my littlest is my most dedicated night boober and my cycles have not... Continue Reading →

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