My breastfeeding story at 20 weeks

Although 20 weeks isn’t exactly a milestone age (we’re way past three months and quite a bit short of six months), now feels like as good a time as any to share my breastfeeding story so far. I predominantly breastfeed but use formula every day, so hopefully there’s something here you can relate to however you’re feeding!

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We need to talk about single parenthood

Since becoming a single parent, it hasn’t been the stigmatisation we face that has been my biggest bugbear. I know that exists in buckets in the media, amongst Conservative politicians and society in general. But much more noticeable to me has been people’s pity. No matter how innocent and well-meaning it is, I’d like to take this opportunity to say (in the politest possible way) that single parents, unless they expressly ask for it, don’t need sympathy.

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