Wednesday, August 05, 2015


I'd always assumed that all the info thrown at you about breastfeeding was done out of arrogance and superiority from the breastfeeding lobby. Then I started breastfeeding and realised how hard it is, and why it is hard, and realised that without all the info given out it is highly unlikely women would continue to breastfeed. Formula feeding doesn't require the same level of learning.

You need support. You need training. To any new mothers use your midwives, health visitors and especially use lactation consultants. Go out on day 2 for help I'd you need it. Bf hurts when you start but it will get better. I'm on week 3 and now have pain free feeds, about 50-70% of the time. It can be done, but you need the 1:1 support


SallyP said...

Oh, the joys of breastfeeding. Yep, it hurts a bit at first. But it does get better. You have to be a little careful about what you eat and drink sometimes, since that goes straight to the baby. And be sure to alternate breasts, or it is seriously going to hurt! And leakage and stuff like that too.

On the other hand, it's cheap and easy, you don't have to warm anything up or mix anything up, and it's not bad, once you get used to it. But it's not for everyone, and I don't like the way that it is pushed on people as if it is the ONLY choice.

Saranga said...