August 1 – 7 is World Breastfeeding Week so I thought I would write a few words about how breastfeeding support has helped me :)

During my pregnancy I had decided my one goal was to breastfeed. I wanted to at least breastfeed for 6 weeks and I used the support from my midwives to prepare myself….I never would have thought that almost 4 months on I would still be breastfeeding! It wasn’t easy but it’s rewarding for myself and my family! I love it!!

Thankyou to everyone who has supported me, professionals, family and friends, but most of all to Chris my amazing husband because without his support, especially in those first few weeks, I don’t think I would still be breastfeeding ♡ Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2014 ♡

I also just want to say that if you were not able or chose not to breastfeed that you are doing an amazing job. This is by no means a dig at anyone. I just want to write a positive supportive short story!

Posted by Mum2Belle, 2nd August 2014

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  • nice story


  • I breastfed all 4 of my children, the longest one was my last child which I fed for 2 years 9 months and I loved every second of it :)


  • I think breastfeeding is important enough that everyone should try it – but if it doesn’t work for you, your baby will thrive and be well anyway.


  • My first son I had no problems with BF & it was a breeze. My second was premature & BF was far from easy. He had difficulty attaching & I had to use nipple shields which made it awkward & frustrating for me & him but I persevered & it all worked out in the end.

    • I’m glad it worked out for you in the end :)


  • My friend is at the ABA conference these next couple of days and she is a consultant. Whilst I was able to breast feed and stopped pumping with a manual pump when my son was a few months old and totally bottle fed, I think the support my friend gives others and what she is doing is great. There is a real move to support and not the previous old school guilt tripping that caused an us and them attitude. I think each child is different and had I have had another child my breast feeding story may have been different again. Thanks for sharing your lovely little story.

    • She sounds amazing! Good on you for going as long as you could, and as you said there is no right or wrong!


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