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,…

View Post

In an article posted on the BBC, they talked about the negative affects of arguing to children. This is going to be less a post about actual scientific research, and more just my opinions on it. I might come back through at a later day and add research, but for now, this is just my current take on arguing and its affects on children. What Damage Does Arguing Do to Children? There’s no doubt that persistent, destructive arguing can be damaging to not only children, but of course to the parents themselves. Maybe it’s not as bad as smacking children,…

View Post

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 no longer provide formula milk in its maternity units to mothers who had decided not to breastfeed.” The following letter was also sent out from the hospital in question to soon-to-be parents ahead of giving birth. So when did it start to be 'artificial feeding'?…

View Post

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…

View Post

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 keep reading 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. On we go. Should Birth Photos Be Banned? I think I’m pretty much in favour of birth photos…

View Post