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You Don’t Need To Breastfeed To Celebrate Breastfeeding

Another week, another post about breastfeeding. I know, I know – it’s a topic that has been done to death, time and time again, but this is a little different. I’m not going to talk about the pros and cons of either feeding method. Instead, I want to talk about […]


The Tree Of Life Breastfeeding Debate 1 Comment

First things first, I know I am seriously late to the party. This whole debate was really kicking off while I was sitting in the bar of the hotel on the night before my wedding. I started formulating a blog post response, before reminding myself that I was getting married in […]


Give Boobs A Chance: Encouraging Breastfeeding In Young Parents 76 Comments

This is part of a series on the resources and services needed by young parents to improve opportunities, job prospects and outcomes. For the rest of the series, click here.  The Facts The UK’s breastfeeding rates are the worst in the world. Approximately 81% of UK mums initiate breastfeeding, but […]


Leaflets Won’t Make Me Breastfeed

This blog first appeared on Huffington Post. I have a strange relationship with my boobs. They’re part of me, but that doesn’t mean I have to like them. We’ve had a rather turbulent relationship over the years. They appeared early, resulting in some teasing and accusations of “stuffing my training […]


Letter To A New Young Mum

I want you to know that it’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay to feel apprehensive; to get that little chill of fear down your spine when you realise that this tiny human being now relies on you to meet all of its needs, and they are helpless without you.