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Breastfeeding basics

‘Breastfeeding is not natural like breathing, breastfeeding is natural like walking.’ Source: Unknown   Whilst we are pregnant, we put so much of our energy into finding out everything there is to know about labour and preparing for birth, that we have a tenancy to overlook learning about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is something that has to be learned. In most cases baby will be more adapted to taking to breastfeeding than their mum. With the advent of popular baby books, well-meaning but wrongful advice from Aunty Edna and societal pressures, many women have a skewed perception of what normal baby behaviour is. This in turn can affect so many breastfeeding journeys. Being armed with the correct knowledge and information will make your breastfeeding...

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