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Laura Taylor, Preston

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Abbi Rutter, Bolton

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Michelle Bromley, Colne

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Holly Unsworth, Bolton

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Nia Rutter, Blackpool

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Vanessa Walker, Blackpool

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Clare Stewart, Morecambe

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Samantha Manickum, Fleetwood

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Sara Atherton, Wirral

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Sophie Evans, Wirral

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Claire Purcell, Swinton

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Kylie Heywood, Little Hulton

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Kelly Eastwood, Walkden

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Charissa Cooke, Swinton

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Bobby-Jayne Murray, Tower Hamlets

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Jenna Dady, Tower Hamlets

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Stacey Newman, Parkgate

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Kerry Williams, Rotherham

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Shelley Tate, Doncaster

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Danielle Hansford, Doncaster

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Michelle Hardy, Barnsley

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Nadia Budzinska, Barnsley

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Amy Gill, Dalton-In-Furness

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Sarah Metcalfe, Barrow-In-Furness

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Katie Burns, Workington

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Vicky Thompson, Carlisle

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Danielle Dowling, Solihull

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Charlotte Haynes, Solihull

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Laura Heeley, Solihull

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Rachel Lawson, York

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Nikki Carr, Scarborough

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Kim Swales, Scarborough

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Kat Barber, York

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Rosie Lambert, Nottingham

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Lydia Maidment, Nottingham

73 Comments

73 responses so far ↓

  • Elle // Sep 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Yes, finally a campaign that shows young, beautiful, glam mummies breastfeeding their children! I’m 22, I have a 9 month old boy and I would never have dreamed of giving him a bottle, he’s a boobie baby :) I like to think I’m doing my bit by doing as much public breastfeeding as possible haha! Well done ladies, you are all stars.

  • kishore // Apr 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

    star girls super in be a star

  • WinchesterWing // Sep 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    This Life, which seems so fair,
    Is like a bubble blown up in the air
    By sporting children’s breath,
    Who chase it everywhere

  • Layered Hair Tips // Aug 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Smith, it is a great post thanks for posting it!

  • Gemma McRae // May 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I’m a student midwife and breastfeeding peer supporter aswell as a breastfeeder myself. Absolutely adore these pics- the girls look fantastic and I really think this will go someway to starting a culture shift towards breastfeeding that the UK so desperately needs.
    Brilliant idea- LOVE IT!!!!

  • Ann Gair // Nov 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I breast fed both of my sons, for 10 months. My sons girlfriend is breast feeding my grandaughter Elle & is doing realy well. It is the best thing for babies, I found it so easy, I could go out whenever I wanted to, without having to drag lots of stuff with me. The way my sons look is definatly due to them being breast fed. They are healthy, strong & fit. This is a great campaign. I love it

  • Sibylle Denk-von Franken // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Well done! I clicked on these wonderful pictures in Germany. Im working as a midwife teacher, teaching breastfeeding in Aschaffenburg midwifery-school. I´ll share these with my students immediately, who are all the age of the beautiful model-mums.

  • Suzy Constantine // May 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    What a GREAT idea. I am currently feeding my 11 month old and have 2 older children that i also fed but only managed a short time with. I have just opened my local paper and seen the adds and am very impressed. The ladies all look amazing so well done to you all x

  • selina leck // Feb 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    i love this website, i think it’s great. it’s nice to see new starts. as a young breast feeding mum myself it’s nice to see others breast feeding. my little girl is thriving and it’s all down to me. that is the best feeling in the world.

  • Derry // Nov 26, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    amazing website! so inspirational to see such great role models for breastfeeding! seeing the girls’ pics made my day! :) :) :)

  • Sarah // Sep 23, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Love this site! What a great idea compared to all the formula adds and nursing covers telling us it’s not acceptable to breastfeed. You all look beautiful and should be proud of the choice you made for your babies!

  • Lynne Harland // Aug 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    This is a fantastic site. Seeing all those yummy mummies doing what’s best for both of them.
    Long live this most natural, normal way of nurturing our young and future generation.

  • Angela // Jul 24, 2008 at 5:29 am

    FAAAANTASTIC!!! I am so thrilled to see this site, and see how brilliant the mums look. Breastfeeding is definitely something all mums, but especially young mums, should be so proud to do! I was also pleased to read the experience and see how long the girls had managed to sustain their feeding - there is obviously excellent support available in their are too. Well done one and all.

  • Emma W // Jul 1, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    what a brilliant campaign!!!! you ladies look AMAZING…..breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. What a shame we live in a society where breasts are viewed purely as sexual objects. I breastfed both my daughters and it was the most amazing bonding experience…..FAB!

  • Kristina // Jun 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Love, love, love it! Everyone looks fabulous!

  • Amanda // Jun 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Gorgeous!!!!!!
    this should go nation wide!! Its a shame that formula gets more promotion then breastfeeding. Everyone could use a bit of information on this subject. This is inspiring to young mammas everywhere!!!.
    I am 22, and my son is 10 months old now and i’ll breastfed him until HE wants. I feel so proud that i have giving him the best possible start in life.
    Thank you for this, once again its truly beautiful!!

  • barb bowles // Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I love the posters. The girls look fantastic. Breastfeeding is best and beautiful

  • Laura // Jun 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I work with young mums especially and i think this campaign is brilliant. Where can we get some posters from? it would be fab to put some of them up for the girls to see!!! xxx

  • Dawn // May 16, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    love the pics! I am bf my daughter who is now over 8 months old and was born 12 weeks prem. Go for it girls you look fantastic!

  • Mary // May 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    This is brilliant! Well done, ladies! I breastfed all five of my children. I wish there had been something like this 30 years ago when mine were babies. All my friends were bottle feeding and I was made to feel the odd one out, but with my mum’s support I persevered with all 5 and wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s so much easire having baby food “on tap” and not have to mess about with any bottles. AND I got my figure back much quicker than my friends.

  • Emma Rogerson // May 13, 2008 at 8:43 am

    This is such a fanastic site! All you girls look so great. What a beautiful way to promote breastfeeding. This MUST become a nationwide campaign. It is SO important to help all the young mums breastfeed their babies. Respect and pride in all mums who do the natural thing and breastfeed should be the norm, not the disgusted stares and ignorant comments that often accompany a mother nursing her baby in public. Nothing could be more natural or better for baby and mum. Bottle-feeding is not a choice or an alternative, it’s what a deceived nation has been doing for years as a direct result of the most successful worldwide marketing camaign ever- Nestlé (and others) tricking generations into believing their VERY inferior product was a substitute for what had fed all the children in the world for millenia -BREASTMILK!! We must fight back, and all you fabulous mothers are the are the pride of the nation, and a wonderful insiration to us all. BREASTFEEDING IS THE ONLY WAY, BREASTFEEDING IS BEAUTIFUL, BREASTFEEDING IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD. I’m passing this site on to all the women I know. Spread the word sisters!!

  • Amy Squire // May 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Well done ladies you all look fantastic!! This should be a nationwide campaign! Breastfeeding is the best thing for your baby and there’s really NO comparison with formula. Breastfeeding is the normal, natural way to feed your baby and society shouldn’t tell us otherwise!

  • Rachel Hutcheon // May 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Oh wow what a refreshing change. We all know that breast is best and it is wonderful to see young mums advertising just this.

    You all look fantastic.

  • Kristen Smith // May 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hi!!! I think you all look gorgeous.I Love this campaign. We really need this kind of support in the U.S. I have lots of respect for breastfeeding moms. I am breastfeeding my 3 month old daughter and i feel so proud. It’s the best thing for everyone involved. Great job!!!

  • Sharla // May 4, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Wow!!! I love this!!! I wish we could have something like this in America!!!

  • Regina // Apr 30, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Way to go! It is awesome to see young moms making such mature choices. When I had my son at 18, I was the only one of my friends to breastfeed. I didn’t have much support, but I stuck with it. It would have been awesome to see a campaign like this back then.

  • Wendy // Apr 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I LOVE this! I wish that groups in the US wold start this.

  • Marcela // Apr 28, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Me encató! Me parece bábaro que inciten a las madres jóvenes a que en lo posible amamanten a sus babys!

    Es una experiencia única y hermosa.

    Tengo 21 años y mi bebe tiene 9 meses y todavía toma teta. Para mi es un orgullo muy grande, porque siempre fui muy flaca y sin nada de pechos y nadie confiaba en que pudiera amamantar a Luciano, y para sorpresa de muchos hoy lo sigo haciendo.

    Espero que sirva de algo a aquellas chicas jóvenes y sobre todo flakitas! que sepan que el tamaño no tiene nada que ver con el hecho de amamantar! Siempre se puede!

    Espero que esta publicidad se vea EN EL MUNDO!!!

    Besossss! desde Santa F, Argentina!

  • Katrina // Apr 24, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I think this is a great idea, but why are the mums so young? It would be nice to have more diversity.

  • Claire H // Apr 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    What a totally fantatstic site!! I still feed ds who is 13mths but not in public as I’m worried about the response which is so sad. Congrats to all the fab and beautiful women on the picture - they should use these for a national campaign as other have said x

  • Sara Baum // Apr 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I think this is a great campaign. I was 17 and breastfed for 9 months, but it would be nice to see more diversity your campaign rather than all white people.

  • Louise // Apr 9, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Great campaingn but i want to know is we can write to you in french. We are at Québec and lot of mother than i know don’t speak in english.
    thank you

    Louise Bonneau, IBCLC, RLC

  • Colleen // Apr 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I love this campaign! I am from the US and wish we had something so hip and supportive of breastfeeding. I breastfed all three of mine and I think the more women who do it without any shame in public the better! I plan to pass this on to all the moms I know. Fabulous!

  • Lisa // Apr 8, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    You all look fabulous! I wish I was you! This campaign has given me more confidence to be more brazen in my breastfeeding, breast is best and now glam too! Well done you!

  • Karine // Apr 8, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I love your campaign and the photos are fantastic. I breastfed my baby and I found it a wonderful experience for us both. The experience of labour gave me more self confidence and made me less self-aware. So breastfeeding in public never bothered me at all after that. The Surestart program was great at helping me succeed at breastfeeding, though the support often ends up to be for the mums who have already chosen to breastfeed. It is a great idea to target young people who might otherwise opt for formula straight away. All the best with your campaign.

  • Alice // Apr 8, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Brilliant idea!! The mums look fantastic & a complete contrast to the dreary mums in dungarees & perms that seem to be in all the NHS guides that I’ve seen since becoming a mum! Let’s hope it goes national.

  • Frances Laing // Apr 8, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Why should (breastfeeding) women have to put make up on to be accepted by society? When you have a new baby you’ve generally got better things to do. Oh, and er, what’s wrong with being a hippy?

  • Pam // Apr 8, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Well done ladies. What a brillaint campaign and such beautiful women. Thank you all

  • jill // Apr 5, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    gorgeous pics, what a great idea for a campaign

  • Laura // Apr 4, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Fantastic site! The women look amazing with their gorgeous babies. I am breastfeeding son No.3 and have breastfed my others too. More needs to be done to “normalise” breastfeeding. You are certainly helping with this site. Well done! xx

  • Trina // Apr 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    What wonderful pictures. How nice to see something that makes breastfeeding look that good and so glamorous too.
    How about some TV commercials now ;-)

  • Elizabeth Ricketts // Apr 4, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Brilliant! I breastfed all 3 children and would not have had it any other way. I wish there was more support for young mums today. Good for you girls, you are giving your babies the best - actually the NORMAL God-given - food.

  • Ginny Grosvenor // Apr 4, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Go Girls!!!

  • Lucy // Mar 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    This is a wonderful campaign. It would be even better if at least one of your moms was black, asian, or other obvious ethnic minorities.

  • Vera // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Fantastic pictures I’m currently feeding our 7 m/o twins and my 3 y/o untill they need it i wish more mums realised the importance of breastfeeding their kids

  • Brandi McDonnell // Mar 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    This is fantastic. Good on the UK and you ladies! I wish my country had the ovaries to do this campaign!

  • Maria // Mar 26, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Excellent campaign, and well done to all the young mums. You look incredible and are doing a really positive thing. I bf my baby and she is so healthy…plus I lost all my baby weight really quickly! Its definitely the way forward.

  • Charlotte Yonge // Mar 22, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant! You all look really like stars, and you are stars! You should be so very proud of choosing the best the planet has to offer to your children and not succumbing to the commercial route that is so destructive to our bodies. Your choices are very intelligent, and I’m sure when your babies are older they will proudly talk about how long they were breastfed for. Bravo.

  • Agatha // Mar 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    These pictures are stunning! How do we go about getting some taken for our own Trust?

  • Natalie Heller // Mar 21, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Beautiful! It made me teary to see other young mum’s proudly sharing and showing their breastfeeding moments with their babies. Congratulations, girls! Too many young Australian Mum’s choose the bottle over what is naturally best. Definately pictures which need to be seen more in women’s and teens magazines everywhere. Breastfeeding is a special time with your child and definately something to be proud of. And it definately de-sexualises breasts and gives women’s bodies the respect they deserve for a change!

  • sarah currie // Mar 19, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    i am a peer supporter in peterborough and LOVE this site, i wish we could have something like this everwhere for all mothers
    x

  • elizabeth // Mar 18, 2008 at 2:14 am

    LOVE IT!! i want to be on this site!! (i’m 21, had my baby at 20)

    is there any chance in a sister US site in the near future? this is a well needed support system for young moms!

  • Jennifer // Mar 17, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Great pictures, great site! It’s only too bad that more mothers aren’t giving their babies what you’re giving yours.

  • Alice // Mar 17, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Wow good on ya girls!! I was a young breastfeeding mum.. Great to see, you so proudly being mums and breastfeeding xxx

  • Jeni // Mar 17, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Gorgeous girls and beautiful babies! What a way to bring attention to breastfeeding. WAY TO GO MAMAS!

  • Kim // Mar 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Way to go !! These young women are an inspiration to all. Congratulations for providing your children with the best possible start in life !!

  • Nyree Yali // Mar 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely brilliant idea! I hope this idea is picked up by the ABA here in Australia. My daughter will be 3 in 3 weeks & still feeds on demand. I wish more mums realised the benefits of breastfeeding to the child, mother & society as a whole.

  • Emma // Mar 16, 2008 at 7:11 am

    What a fantastic set of pictures! Wonderful stuff.
    I’m off to post a link to this website on some parenting message boards!

  • Susan Burger // Mar 16, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I cannot quite figure out how to post a specific note to each and every one of these women. A few of my posts made it through. You are all spectacular — the outer beauty is reflective of the inner beauty that all shines through. These images are the most empowering wonderful pictures I have seen of breastfeeding. Thank you all so much!

  • Lisa // Mar 15, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    This campaign is wonderful and incredibly necessary! I breastfed my first child until he was 24 months old and weaned himself, and now I have a new baby and plan to nurse her until she weans herself as well. Young mums these days are not always exposed to breastfeeding as a natural and healthy thing, so seeing other young mums nursing their babies is wonderful. And not as many men as you’d think disapprove of breastfeeding! My husband loves that our babies are fed the perfect food, that its always prepared ( no washing bottles or teats), its FREE ( and artificial baby milk is SO expensive), and it helps you get your pre-baby body back more quickly! Breastfeeding burns as many calories in an average day as doing moderate exercise for an full hour!
    My younger sister had her first at age 16, and nursed her for 2 years. Her daughter was incredibly healthy because of it and when she had to go to work, it gave them a great way to bond and reconnect when she came home at night.

  • christine // Mar 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I’m proud of all these mums, and impressed that Chantelle can nurse a 14 month old while standing in 5″ heels!!!

  • Teresa Sittler // Mar 14, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • Alison Blenkinsop // Mar 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    This is a wonderful way of showing the world what breastfeeding is all about - normal, and beautiful, life!

  • Natalie White // Mar 13, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I think this campaign is excellent. I breast feed all 3 of my children for 18 months and I was only 18 when I had my first child. I think there should be more publicty with breast feeding and more encouragment given to young mums to try it. The bond is so much more intense between mother and baby and I loved every minute of it. keep up the good work.

  • claire // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Wow!! Fantastic pictures. it’s so nice to see younger mums breastfeeding. What an inspiration these women are to us all. Well done Little Angels. Keep up the good work!!

  • Ali B // Mar 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    What a great site. Totally inspirational.

  • Shelly Gascoigne // Mar 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Very contemporary! Excellent!

  • Linda GL // Mar 12, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Wow! Well done girls :-) Let’s get this campaign some national press coverage.
    Your ad is so much more glam and interesting than the dull formula ads.
    Hopefully you will inspire more (young) Mums to get their babies OTB (on the boob!).
    x

  • Sarah Bowsher // Mar 12, 2008 at 8:39 am

    What an inspiration - wonderful

  • Amanda Chinery // Mar 8, 2008 at 10:40 am

    These really are amazing pictures, shows that breastfeeding really is(or can be, we all have bad days!!) glamorous and fashionable!

    Well done to all involved, I think this would be a great national campaign

  • Laura Diggle // Mar 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    All the girls look great, and are proof that breastfeeding is beautiful. What a gift to these lucky babies!

  • phil parrett // Mar 6, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Love the blog

  • Denise // Mar 6, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I think this is fantastic, and I wish it was nationwide. So many young mums in my area would not breastfeed because their boyfriends wouldn’t like it and/or they see their breasts solely as sexual objects. Also, there is a desire to get someone else to feed their baby while they are out and breastfeeding is just seen as getting in the way of that. Well done!!!

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