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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 […]


My Online Friends Make Me A Better Mum

I have online friends. Normally when I say that, it elicits one of two responses. People either do that weird sucking-air-through-their-teeth reaction (‘Online friends? But they could be an axe murderer/sexual predator/loner living in his mum’s basement!’), or they snort and smirk and write you off as a weirdo who […]


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 […]


Young Mums Need More PND Support

First of all, that title doesn’t tell the whole story. Everyone needs more support with postnatal depression (and postnatal anxiety, and antenatal depression and anxiety too, and all aspects of perinatal mental health, for that matter). There are certain obstacles, however, that make it harder for younger parents to access the help […]