I’ve actually had this post rattling around my brain for a while, but it seems appropriate to post today. Breastfeeding is something that is instilled in new mothers as ‘the way’. It’s the best, it’s easy, it’s free, it’s convenient, it’s what women do as mothers. There are adverts in the waiting rooms telling you how great breastfeeding is, leering…

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Breastfeeding is something that all new mothers will be familiar with. As soon as you announce your pregnancy, this natural way of feeding your baby becomes some sort of buzzword at appointments. Midwives, Health Visitors, GP’s, friends, families – all ask that question: “are you going to breastfeed?” The pressure is real – with due cause obviously, breast milk is…

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