meg nagle

On lactaboobiephobia...

Lactaboobiephobia, or the fear of the lactating breastfeeding boob, was coined by Meg Nagle.

Defeating baby blues

Women who plan to breastfeed and then do are the least likely to become depressed.

Breast isn't always best

Reader's story

Doing what's right for your child is best, and if that's bottle feeding there should be no shame in it.

I'm over it!

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me.

Key to losing baby weight?

The lie about breastfeeding and weightloss: it sets new mums up to feel like failures.


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Mum and child

'I thought I'd gone crazy'

I spent all day breastfeeding, my baby was constantly vomiting, and my mental health wasn't great.


Breastfeeding highs and lows

Elizabeth loved being able to breastfeed her children but said no-one warned her about the reality.

kiran chug

The breastfeeding challenge

Kiran thinks we should be open and honest about how hard breastfeeding can be early on.


Breastfeeding heartache

I know several amazing women who use formula. Not one of them didn't want to breastfeed.

Mother and baby

Why breast isn't always best

I was exhausted, sick and suddenly my son didn't want to breastfeed.


Breastfeeding selfies

NZ is marking World Breastfeeding Week by encouraging the 'I latched on' selfie.


Breastfeeding: What's 'normal'?

There's a wide range of 'normal' when it comes to breastfeeding.

breastfeeding cafe

Breastfeeding friendly cafe goes viral

"Breastfeeding mums, pop in and have a free cup of tea," says a sign hung in a Gloucestershire (UK) cafe.  "No need to eat, no need to ask - please relax."


The final feed

It has been a month since I breastfed my baby. It was a short feed and over before I was ready for it to end

'Breastfeeding madness'

It begins in the hospital. The minute you are in recovery after giving birth, they try to latch baby on.

Angelina Manga

Breastfeeding shame

Mother said she wanted to "curl up and hide" after food court staff told her not to breastfeed in public.

Mother and baby

I hated breastfeeding

I stopped breastfeeding because it felt awful. Beyond awful. It made my skin crawl.


Facebook has freed the nipple

A change in Facebook rules means breastfeeding pictures will no longer be banned under the site's nudity rule.


The breastfeeding selfie

For every person who welcomes the breastfeeding selfie there seems to be at least one other who doesn't want to see it.


Breastfeeding too long?

My wife still breastfeeds our 2-year-old. Friends and co-workers are starting to comment on it. Is it time to stop?

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