Socialite Tamara Ecclestone, 32, has divided her followers once again after posting another picture of herself breastfeeding her daughter, Sophia, 3.
Parenting blogger, Sophie Cachia AKA The Young Mummy, has appeared on the cover of Mother & Baby magazine while breastfeeding her baby daughter.
Sure, it's not the more orthodox approach, but it makes an important point about breastfeeding and women's freedom.
Experts have long been informing new mums about the benefits of breastfeeding. New research published in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that babies who were breastfed have the same cognitive development at five years old as their bottle-fed peers. The behaviour, vocabulary level and cognitive ability of 7,478 children was measured at age three and five and analysed in relation to whether or not they had been breastfed.
For many new mums breastfeeding can be fraught with hurdles and insecurities. It’s little wonder, therefore, that new research has revealed that though almost three-quarters (73%) of women in England start breastfeeding after giving birth, less that half (44%) are still doing so two months later. The survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) found that fears about breastfeeding included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).
In the journal, Acta Paediatrica, Dr McKenna, along with Dr. Lee Gettler, argued that there is no such thing as infant sleep and there is no such thing as breastfeeding — there is only breastsleeping. Dr McKenna believes that sharing a bed with a breastfed baby is natural, normal, and healthy.
Is it wrong to put breast milk in the work fridge? Mia Birdsong has been breastfeeding her infant son for six months and had been storing her breast milk in her office’s communal fridge after pumping at work. Birdsong said she was told she could no longer store her breast milk in any of the refrigerators on campus because it was against OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations and that she could either use a thermos or put the breast milk in the biohazard refrigerator, which contains blood and human waste.
While not everyone can or wants to nurse their newborn, for many mums breastfeeding their baby can be one of the most memorable moments of motherhood. From subtle, delicate inkings, to colourful scenes that span across entire bodyparts, the hashtag #breastfeedingtattoo on Instagram is awash with breastfeeding ink from women keen to symbolise the time they spent nursing their babies.
The latest celebrity to find himself on the receiving end of some rather critical dad-shaming is Peter Andre. “I love breast feeding its normal and beautiful but Not for social media,” one follower commented.
Experts have long been waxing lyrical about the amazing qualities of breast milk when it comes to feeding a baby. Not only does it offer them the perfect blend of nutrition, but breast milk also contains antibodies that can boost your child’s immune system. While, studies have also revealed this to be true, seeing the incredible powers of breast milk with your own eyes, is pretty darned amazing.
Sharing the image to her own Instagram, the daughter of Formula 1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone, offered praise to the photographer for capturing the touching image. “Thank you @ivetteivens for capturing this beautiful moment this is by far my favourite photograph but mainly thank you for spreading this message,” she wrote. Thank you @ivetteivens for capturing this beautiful moment this is by far my favourite photograph but mainly thank you for spreading this message.
A mum is hoping to press charges after a childcare worker was allegedly caught on video breastfeeding her son without permission. The mum from North Carolina claims to have recorded the video from security footage inside her three-month-old son’s nursery. According to ABC7 the clip shows the worker adjusting her top before bringing the child to her chest to breastfeed him.
When the 7-month-old became hungry and, “overwhelmed by the crowd,” she calmed him by feeding him, and shared a photo of the moment on Instagram.
The pope is cool with public breastfeeding. Public breastfeeding continues to be a hot-button issue in our society, and the celeb set has, of course, weighed in with their two cents on the issue, showing support for mothers who might feel shamed about making sure their babies are fed. Gisele Bündchen, Jaime King, and Candice Swanepoel are just a few of the celebrities who have shared breastfeeding selfies on social media, standing up for the practice against an unyielding, outdated force of people who insist it’s sexual and inappropriate.
No one can deny that Barbie is a woman of many talents – with careers spanning from being a firefighter to a ‘zoo doctor’. Betty Strachan believes that in order to tackle the stigma around breastfeeding, education is key, so she called the breastfeeding doll the ‘Mamas Worldwide Barbie’.
The breastfeeding pic trend just doesn’t seem to be slowing, with celeb mums posting their intimate snapshots left, right and centre – and even posing for magazines while nursing their babies. It’s inspiring and helping to normalise breastfeeding in general, and in public. But breastfeeding photos don’t always go down well - as reality star Sam Faiers discovered when she posted the above photo of her feeding her little one. The former TOWIE star was slammed for showing too much in the photo, but surely breastfeeding is breastfeeding? Can you ever show ‘too much boob’? Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleUK . 70 is the new 40: Meet the female members of the sensational seventy-plus club Mum-to-be sparks online debate about whether her child’s name is appropriate
51 new emojis have been approved for release next year. Last month we reported on the news that a breastfeeding emoji could soon be in the pipeline. As well as the breastfeeding emoji which was put forward by nurse Rachel Lee, other approved symbols also include a hijab emoji, a bearded person emoji and a man with a monocle emoji, you know for all those times when you need a man with a monocle to express your feelings.
Throw breastfeeding into the mix and it’s easy to see why two thirds of new mothers feel unsupported when they return to work after maternity leave. “I created this series to bring awareness to the harsh realities of what it takes to be a working mother, especially when caring for an infant,” Kasey told Yahoo Style UK. The artist was inspired to create the Working Mother Suit after returning to work shortly after the birth of her second child.
Earlier this year, we reported that there were plans afoot to introduce a whole new set of emojis to better represent women in the workplace *smiley face emoji* And now another female group could soon be getting some on-screen character representation in the form of a breastfeeding mother emoji. The Unicode Consortium (AKA the body that approves all emoji) are planning to meet in November to discuss, amongst other things, the choice of new emojis that could make it onto our smartphones. Rachel Lee, a nurse from University College London Hospital has officially petitioned the consortium in a bid to get the breastfeeding mother added to the official emoji scroll.
This time it’s a photo that a mum shared to Facebook of her tandem breastfeeding her own child alongside a stranger’s, which she claims lead to her account being temporarily ‘disabled’. Earlier this week mum-of-six Rebecca Wanosik, from Missouri posted a lengthy explanation about how the shot came about.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield say they have identified the molecular switch that causes women’s breasts to stop producing milk when they stop breastfeeding. It is hoped that the new research could provide vital insights into the development of breast cancer.
It’s not unusual to hear stories of women being shamed for breastfeeding in public. What’s slightly more out of the ordinary, however, is discovering that the person doing the shaming is a police officer who threatened to arrest the mum in question if she didn’t stop nursing. Mum-of-two Savvy Shukla was shopping in a Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Georgia in the US with her two children, when her one-month old newborn needed to be fed.
Just when you thought we might be done with all the mum-shaming, another mother is verbally attacked for breastfeeding her son in a shopping centre. This was the exact dilemma mum-of-two, Kate Louise from Victoria, Australia found herself in earlier this week.