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.
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.
Blake Lively may’ve only given birth to her second child four months ago, but that didn’t stop the former ‘Gossip Girl’ star from stepping out in a semi-sheer, short frock and winning the best dressed accolade at last night’s People’s Choice Awards (in our eyes, anyway). The 29-year-old actress wore an assortment of Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, including statement earrings. Blake carried a bejewelled Roger Vivier clutch.
We thought Natalie Portman had nailed maternity chic the first time round, but during her second pregnancy she’s taking her maternity style to a whole new level. In addition to a number of Dior looks (she is a spokesmodel for the brand, after all), the actress has upped her fashion game in The Row, Alexander McQueen and Rodarte. She’s kept to her signature, demure sense of style but experimented with prints and patterns – and even the odd mini dress or two. We can all learn a thing or two for dressing for weddings/parties/glam events while pregnant from this Hollywood actress
Choosing a baby name is one heck of a minefield. Do you play it safe and go for something popular – so what if there are six little Lily’s on the nursery register? Or do you go down the celebrity route and pick something a little off the wall – we’re looking at you Gwynnie, Kim K et al?
You need to nip to the shop/pay for the petrol/grab a quick caffeine hit but you have the children with you in the car. One woman who very much falls into the ‘take them with you’ camp has penned a post about the moment she confronted a mum who left her children in the car to get a takeaway coffee. Melinda Ayre from Australia wrote that as she was eating breakfast with a friend she noticed a mother park her car beside her and leave her three young children inside while she went to buy a coffee, only to return around 15 minutes later.
It’s less than two months until Christmas, and kids and adults alike are already excited to get their advent calendars opened and fairy lights up. So let’s not forget the most important thing of all in the festive run up – Christmas jumpers. Whether you tend to go for a chic and tasteful jumper or a gloriously garish one, here are the best of kids’ Christmas jumpers 2016 so your little ones can rock the look too. 30 delightfully alternative advent calendars This is what people think of the John Lewis Christmas advert
Just one day after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexa, Raquel Renteria took to social media to share a picture. The new mum from California wanted everyone to know why she was proud of her scar and share an empowering message to other women who given birth via c-section. “I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind.
Barely a day goes by when a celebrity parent isn’t being bashed on social media for their parenting skills. The latest parents to find themselves on the receiving end of the shaming are Jamie and Jools Oliver. Uploading a sweet snap to Instagram of his wife with their fifth baby, River Rocket, the 41-year-old celebrity chef offered Jools some birthday love.
When it comes to breaking down gender stereotypes we have a lot to thank Billy Elliott for. Years ago a little boy shunning football for ballet may have drawn sniggers, but the noughties cult film made it acceptable for boys to want to dance. Earlier this week a mum sparked an online debate after asking a parenting forum how she could discourage her son from wanting to do ballet. Taking to Mumsnet the user said she’d prefer her nine-year-old son to take up football or rugby instead.
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
As Jamie Oliver reveals a typically unusual name for his fifth child, we couldn’t resist taking a peek at some other celebrity offspring who have been shackled, we mean blessed, in the unusual baby name stakes. We Now Live In A World Where People Name Their Kids After Pokemon Go Characters Welcome To The World Baby Anakin: Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 Revealed
Whether it’s ever ok to discipline someone else’s child is one of the thorniest parenting topics around. So it’s no surprise that the debate has been reignited once again online by a mum seeking advice from other parents.
Talking to Vanity Fair about the condition, the 28-year-old singer revealed that it has caused her to feel concerned about having more children with her partner Simon Konecki. Describing the symptoms she experienced, Adele explained that postpartum depression can come in many different guises. Raw, real, funny, and according to @Beyonce, “the most humble human being I’ve ever met”— @Adele is Vanity Fair’s December cover star.
Would you leave your five year old on their own to run an errand? The mum took to a forum on the parenting site Mumsnet to ask whether they thought it was acceptable for her friend to leave her daughter, five, alone in the house while her mother runs an errand. The user went on to explain that though she hadn’t witnessed it directly she’d discovered her friend does this because she’d said her little one was upset with her when she woke up from a nap to find her mum was out running an errand.
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.
At the start of 2011, the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers that when thinking of baby names, they should “give your children names that are in the Christian calendar”. So Apple, Brooklyn and Ferrari are out, Francisco and Giulia are in. But Benedict’s not the only authority figure to stamp down on one of the sillier by-products of celebrity culture.
Which is why one woman wanted to shout about the fact that she was teaching her son to do household chores, so he’d realise early on that housework wasn’t just for women. Mum-of-two Nikkole Paulun from Michigan took to Facebook to share pictures of her six-year-old son, Lyle doing the washing, loading the dishwasher and cooking, alongside a lengthy caption explaining why it is so important to her that her son learns these important life skills. “I teach my son to cook & do household chores.
Tim Causa from Northern Virginia in the US had the light-bulb moment to create the device when he was his feeding his baby son in the middle of the night. “But I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone. The simple contraption, holds a baby’s wide-mouth bottle as well as a smartphone, enabling parents to feed their baby at the perfect angle while also catching up on important work emails/scroll through Instagram.
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.
As any mum will likely testify, the changes your body goes through after giving birth can be pretty seismic. Taking to her Instagram, Candice Williams, who blogs at The Working Mumma, shared a candid picture of her caesarean scar alongside an empowering message urging mums not to feel ashamed of their bodies. Candace was inspired to share the shot after she found out Instagram had reportedly removed a photo of a baby lying on top of a mum’s belly, revealing her c-section scar.
The new mums and dads confessed that the hardest part of being a parent was the constant tidying up (25%), while sleepless nights (22%) and the battle to simply get their baby to sleep (14%) also came high on the difficulty list. All this adds to the perfect parenting pressures with almost three quarters (73%) saying that during the first year with a baby they felt pressure from friends and family to be a ‘perfect’ parent.
Just last week we reported on dad blogger, Brad Kearns hilarious response to his wife’s warped logic of wanting another child while in their current sleep deprived state. Explaining that the exchange happened at a wedding when other guests asked what they did for a living, Brad wrote that while no one batted an eyelid when he told them what he did, it was entirely different when a male guest started questioning his wife, Sarah. Brad went on to say how proud he was of his wife and everything she had achieved in her life, including “more accolades and awards for service than what this bloke ever will.
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.