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

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLY4vluDyO8 What Irritated Me About This The thing that immediately irritated me slightly about this was that [...]

Artificial Feeding – Offensive Term or Are People Easily Offended?

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. It went on to say: "A hospital trust has been criticised for describing mothers who use formula milk as "artificially" feeding babies. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust made the comment in a letter that said it would [...]

Selling Fake Penises to Trans Children Under 5 – Are We Going Too Far?

Selling Fake Penises to Trans Children Under 5 – Are We Going Too Far?

I said in a previous post that I was going to try and stay a little more topical on the blog, and start covering the odd news story and just give my take on it. So here we are, with this headline via the Mirror: Mum of 'gender non-conforming' child sells fake 'extra-small' penises for [...]

Is Offering Cash to Promote Breastfeeding Really the Answer?

Is Offering Cash to Promote Breastfeeding Really the Answer?

According to a study by the University of Sheffield, mothers should be offered a cash incentive to encourage breastfeeding. The scheme, which was launched in 2014, offered £120 in vouchers to new mothers who breastfed for six weeks, rising to £200 for those who continued for six months. More than 10,000 mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire participated in the trial which saw an increase of 6% in areas where the scheme was offered, compared to areas where the scheme was not.