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'Breast is best' message failing


But what about the mothers who DO have problems breastfeeding? How will they feel about such a campaign ? I have six children and breast fed them all. It was always the same story- baby was gaining weight well for about two months, then slowed down and at three months stopped gaining at all. My last two children were born in England and I had a lot of support concerning breastfeeding, but in the end it made no difference. With my last child I ended up breastfeeding every two hours during the day and every three during the night to stop her from loosing weight. Yet I felt guilty all the time about quitting breastfeeding. When I started loosing large amounts of hair my husband (who had already been worried for a long time about me)went to town one day and bought a bootle-feeding starter pack and convinced me that it was time to start looking after myself. My children are healthy and happy, all of them. The suggested approach to promote formula feeding as a health risk will put even more pressure on mothers who, as in the coment above, are already viewed by some (many ?) as failures.

Posted date

24 June, 2010

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