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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Prescription for Failure

The young man walks into his GP's office. He seems stressed. "How are you today?" the doctor asks. The young man turns red. "Well..." he clears his throat. "I'm having some problems. With sex." "Tell me what's been going on," the doctor says. The... Continue Reading →

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