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World (REDACTED) Week

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, which means the annual flood of articles and advertorials which paint breastfeeding in a negative light is in peak flow. You’ll never hear as much about mastitis, low supply, cracked nipples, and sleep deprivation as you... Continue Reading →

Divide and Conquer

Update: since publishing this article a number of women have contacted me to say that they would love to 'have the courage' to share this article on their personal social media page, the birth and breastfeeding groups that they are... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Mother’s Day and the Mental Load

There's no shortage of commentary about Mother's Day and I'm about to add a bit more. I write this sitting in my bed on Mother's Day morning. Birds are singing, the skies are blue, sun is streaming through the window,... Continue Reading →

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