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If you’re a breastfeeding mum, you know all too well the challenges that come when trying to share the feeding load. Yes, you can pump and freeze your milk, but this only lasts so long in the freezer, and transporting it safely can be a nightmare,...

Melissa Morns writes that many women say that they ‘feel guilty for feeling like that.’ The benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognised, and many women find it an enjoyable and bonding experience. Women also often face challenges that can make it difficult to breastfeed, such as...

Alice Osborne was determined to breastfeed her newborn son, but both he, and a wayward truck, had other plans. “I’d much rather have a happy mum who can put all her energy into enjoying my company and loving me,” concluded William, my three-month-old son, in a...

Milk is so intrinsic to us that we forget it’s even there, write Professor Ben Boyd and Dr Andy Clulow. Nine out of 10 fridges contain milk, usually from a cow, although increasingly, because we like “milk” so much, from plants. Human milk, meanwhile, is so...

Many women find breastfeeding difficult and stop before they planned. Some women are relieved to stop, write Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad. But others regret it. If you regret stopping, you may be able to give it another go, even if you no longer have...

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Study leader Professor Valerie Verhasselt, from UWA’s School of Molecular Sciences, said the findings were important...

Alyce Wilson, Caroline Homer and Lisa Amir look into the challenges of breastfeeding. More than 90% of Australian women start breastfeeding soon after the birth of their baby, but only 15% are exclusively breastfeeding at six months, despite national and international recommendations. The World Health Organisation recommends...

What Does Breastfeeding Look Like? features a selection of large-scale prints of breastfeeding mothers. It's an ongoing project that aims to normalise breastfeeding and challenge prejudices that demand breastfeeding be discreet, private and behind closed doors. ...