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For the choir
Thu, 09-26-2013 - 9:45am

http://www.today.com/moms/breastfeeding-worries-cause-many-new-moms-consider-giving-it-4B11237442

Snip-its:

Ninety-two percent of mothers surveyed when their baby was three days old were worried about breastfeeding - for example, that they weren't making enough milk or that the infant wasn't latching on well.....

New mothers who expressed concerns at day 3 were three times more likely to start giving formula before two months and nine times more likely to stop breastfeeding altogether, compared to the small group of women who had no concerns.......

It's a shame that those early problems can be the difference between a baby only getting breast milk for a few days and going on to have a positive breastfeeding relationship for a year or longer...

If we are able to provide mothers with adequate support, 95 percent of all breastfeeding problems are reversible....

She recommended women take time during their pregnancy to find both friends and professional resources in the community where they can turn if they find breastfeeding challenging.....