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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Breastfeeding is not a neutral act

Language matters. The words we use have great power – power to communicate, power to mobilise, power to heal, power to harm.  Language can also disempower; structural and physical violence is easily perpetuated by a few carefully (or carelessly) applied... Continue Reading →

Dear Rory, We read your column* in The Sunday Mail during our Lactation Luncheon today. Gosh, we're famous! We are so glad you have absolutely no problem with breastfeeding in public (or as we like to call it, leaving the... Continue Reading →

When Kids Crash Your Boys Club

So a political boffin was doing a live TV interview, when his small children crashed the scene. Boffin remains remarkably composed, meanwhile said children are extracted from the room by their mother. Hilarious viral video ensues. Children videobomb South Korea expert's live... Continue Reading →

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