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August 14, 2007



It's like we are set up immediately to fail. If breastfeeding doesn't happen quickly and easily, the hospital quickly moves on to formula. Keep up the effort! Does your hospital offer a weekly "support group" run by the LCs? I had this with my first and found it helpful to answer questions and get some encouragement.


I agree with everything you've written! All very very true.


Well, my mother breastfed me for almost a year and yet was totally useless in helping me solve my issues. She said she had no trouble with it. I think another angle of this issue is that more birth interventions are altering the mother and the baby in some way that makes establishing nursing more difficult somehow.


Great post, and very true from my own experience earlier this year. So many opinions, and as a new mother, how am I supposed to know what to do and what to skip?

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