Jo Swinson says there is ‘guilt culture’ for parenting

Jo Swinson and Duncan Hames with baby son Andrew

Jo Swinson and Duncan Hames with baby son Andrew

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Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson has claimed that new mothers are being made to feel guilty if they do not breastfeed their baby.

The equalities minister says there is too much of guilt culture around parenting and that new mums and dads should do what feels right and stop worrying about official guidance.

Jo Swinson, who is married to fellow LibDem MP Duncan Hames and gave birth to their son, Andrew, the week before Christmas, also said that new mums and dads feel judged about returning to work.

 

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