NHS information on MRI scans and breastfeeding

Last updated: February 7, 2023

The Breastfeeding Network says that after an MRI or CT scan with contrast dye, it’s fine to continue breastfeeding. However, NHS hospital policies or patient information sometimes state that women need to stop breastfeeding for 24 hours after the scan, which can be practically difficult and can present health risks for mother and baby. I’ve…

Community and opportunity for new mothers in Beckenham

Last updated: August 8, 2021

Given my maternity-related roles, I’m often asked by friends and neighbours about where new mothers can get support locally. I tell them about two places where mothers can not only turn for support, but also find community and opportunity. I know there are many support options available but these are two that I know about…

Complaint about The One Show breastfeeding feature

Last updated: February 14, 2017

I complained to the BBC about the breastfeeding feature on The One Show, broadcast on 5 October 2016. The BBC’s response did not address the specific issues I had raised, so I wrote back to them. Their second response did address the issues I raised, but did not accept that the comments I complained about…