Category Archives: Social Aspects of Breastfeeding

La Leche League

Are you sitting in your room alone breastfeeding your baby while about hundred questions zoom into your mind? When you do not have any experienced people around you to help you with questions about breastfeeding, you can count on the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding And Alcohol

Sometimes you cannot avoid having a drink at an important party or a wedding, while some women, unconsciously have a drink forgetting for a moment that they would be nursing their baby soon. Don’t worry, no one is going to … Continue reading

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Vanity Triumphs Over Breastfeeding, Study Says

A recent survey carried out by BabyChild.org.uk has found that a frightening amount of young women aged 18-25 would avoid breastfeeding out of fear of ruining the look of their breasts. Out of the women surveyed, all of which were … Continue reading

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Is Breastfeeding Compatible With a Social Life?

One thing a lot of mothers (and fathers!) worry about when deciding how to feed their baby is how their decision will impact their social lives. This is a valid worry; after all, having time with friends and your spouse … Continue reading

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Getting ‘Back to Normal’

Our modern culture is very focused on mothers ‘getting back to normal’ following the birth of their babies. We are socially pressured to return to work, regain our pre-baby figures and social lives, continue to focus all of the energy … Continue reading

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Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths

There are literally hundreds of myths about breastfeeding bandied about nowadays. These myths and urban legends are dangerous, as many mums believe they are true and either choose not to breastfeed or believe that they cannot. In this post I … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in Public

This is one of the major issues that mothers are concerned about when thinking about how they will choose to feed their babies. At our local breastfeeding support group, we run a monthly group discussion session to which pregnant women … Continue reading

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Normalising Breastfeeding in the Western World

It is somewhat hard to understand at first glance why our modern society views breastfeeding as nothing but a slightly icky alternative to formula feeding. Breastfeeding your baby is free, easy once you know how, and it is the nutritionally … Continue reading

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