Feeding Your Child a Strangers Breast Milk – It’s No Big Deal

I’m not sure if you watched This Morning yesterday, but they were discussing feeding your baby with a strangers breast milk. If you want to watch the video before reading this post then you can do so now: What Irritated Me About This The thing that immediately irritated me slightly about this was that bottle-feeding got brought up pretty early on. I have no idea why Ruth even made the comment “there’ll be mothers who’ll say their babies are thriving on formula.”  I’ll admit that this comment did come after one mother said that they’re both thriving. But either way,…

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Arguing In Front of Children – Is it Really a Bad Thing?

In an article posted on the BBC, they talked about the negative affects that might arise as a result of arguing in front of children. On the surface, arguing in front of children sounds like a bad idea. And there’s a chance that it is. But like most things in life there is more to this topic than first meets the eye. So I’m going to ask one very simple question: is it really a bad thing? What Damage Does Arguing in front of children actually do? There’s no doubt that persistent, destructive arguing can be damaging to not only…

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Artificial Feeding: Offensive Term or Are People Easily Offended?

In an article posted by the BBC, a hospital has been criticised for using the term artificial feeding in regards to how people might want to feed their baby after the birth. Not only did they refer to feeding a baby formula milk as artificial feeding, but they also used the term ‘artificial milk’ several times throughout the letter. If you want to see the letter in full, then here it is: So I’m here to ask two simple things. Is it wrong to criticise the term artificial feeding? And should a maternity unit actually provide formula milk? Is the term…

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12 Weeks Paternity to Address the Gender Pay Gap?

On the back of MPs calling for 12 weeks paternity leave, the Guardian have gone with the idea that it will help address the gender pay gap. Whilst I’m all up for having 12 weeks paternity, my question here is quite simple: What Does The ‘Gender Pay Gap’ Have to do With This? I’ll be honest. I would’ve loved having 12 weeks paternity leave when Isabelle was born. In total, I had six weeks off. But four of those weeks were spent on the sick due to postnatal depression. So that doesn’t exactly count. But bringing it in because it’ll help…

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Should Child Birth Photos Be Banned From Social Media?

I was reading a post the other day about Instagram banning birthing photos and I wondered how I felt on the matter. So I’ve done what I always do when I want to express my thoughts: turned to writing. I will warn you before you continue that this post does contain explicit birth photos. I’ve chosen explicit photos to better illustrate what is on Instagram and for the shock value. Just letting you know on the off chance you’re the complaining type. So lets talk about birth photos on social media shall we? Should Child Birth Photos Be Banned From Social…

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