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 [...]

Is Co-Sleeping Safe?

Is Co-Sleeping Safe?

An article, posted on the Daily Mail, has stated that "three babies are accidentally dying every WEEK while sleeping in their parents' bed with 141 fatalities in the past year alone." With a damning, misleading headline like that, I thought I'd look at the question "is co-sleeping safe?" It's very important to note how things are [...]

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.