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The Importance of Good Breastfeeding Support (and why supporting a mothers wishes is not being pushy)

Posted by Bryony Lewis on

The Importance of Good Breastfeeding Support (and why supporting a mothers wishes is not being pushy)

I decided to write this because I know an alarming number of mums who felt that they were pushed to stop breastfeeding in the first few weeks after birth and were absolutely devastated at the loss of a journey they really wanted. Many stopped due to advice from doctors or midwives, because of perceived low supply, tongue tie, allergies, medication or pain. They were told things like 'fed is best' or 'happy baby, happy mum' to mask their feelings of loss but the pain and disappointment was still there. In reality, very few women are medically unable to breastfeed (IF they want...

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