Breastfeeding Should Be The Norm Say Midwives
It is true that the more anxious an individual, the less likely they may be to focus on some issues. Anxiety after the birth of a child cannot simply be put down to personality alone, or its impact on breastfeeding, as it could be attributed to other issues.
“There is no doubt that mothers who have more support are more likely to breastfeed for longer and this includes societal support. Unfortunately we hear too often of mothers who are challenged or asked to stop breastfeeding in public areas.
“If we are to make any progress in our woeful breastfeeding statistics and boost the confidence of new mothers to breastfeed for longer, we need to adopt breastfeeding as the default method of infant nutrition throughout our society.”