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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 →

On Milli, and Mothers

This is just going to be a quick one, as I am writing this at my kitchen bench during lockdown the middle of the Sydney COVID outbreak, while attempting to assist three children with home learning and keep the lid... 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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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