Day 3 Roundup - The Importance of Breastfeeding Support

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Charlotte Sparks

Day 3 Roundup - The Importance of Breastfeeding Support
There have been some lovely blog posts on the importance of breast-feeding support in celebration of British National Breastfeeding Week. We have selected a few of those inspiring articles to share with you. We hope you enjoy the read and wish you all the best in winning one of the fabulous prizes as part of the Rafflecopter Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt

“How Dad’s Can Help with Breastfeeding” by Being Mum
Dads really can make a difference when mum is breastfeeding and this blog highlights some classic 'little' things that go a long way to helping mum relax and be comfortable both physically & mentally. 

“Why I Chose to Breastfeed” by My Baby Boy and Me
Sometimes a breastfeeding journey can have a testing start, especially with some birth difficulties, but this article illiterates that perseverance and the right support can help you make that journey successful. The most heart warming sentiment is that for this mother, breast-feeding was a given assumption and bottle feeding wasn’t even an alternative or consideration. 

”Breastfeeding the second time round? Support still needed” by Circus Queen
Even if you’re an experienced breastfeeder, every baby is different and you will still be faced with the anxieties of getting it right second time round. This lovely articles encourages us to be mindful of the needs, vulnerabilities, concerns and challenges that face every new mum. 

This short post highlights the important role that midwives or health professionals can play in helping mum and baby achieve good latch and position for a successful breastfeeding journey. If you don’t feel you’ve received this level of attention, please seek out the support with one of the breastfeeding support groups available to you. 

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