From my experience supporting breastfeeding mothers, many do not set out to breastfeed beyond toddlerhood. While these mothers know they are doing what they feel is right for their families, each of them struggled at points with personal expectations, outside pressure to wean, and doubt about whether to set limits with their child. 798 more words
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In the UK, breastfeeding is highly encouraged. NCT, NHS midwives, and health visitors are very pro-breastfeeding (almost to a fault). This was great for me, because I really wanted to successfully breastfeed my daughter, and thankfully all the knowledge, support, and help paid off. 558 more words
Along with the birth of a baby comes the birth of a mother – you will learn together.
How many of us, before becoming mothers ourselves, have looked upon a screaming child at the grocery store and sworn, with misguided certainty, that it would never happen to us. 1,109 more words