If you are struggling to breastfeed your baby remember breastfeeding may be the natural way to feed a baby but it is a skill that needs to be learnt by the both of you. Like most things you can’t expect to get it right straight away.
Speak to other breastfeeding mums and Peer Supporters at the breastfeeding groups and through our “Breastfeeding Friends” Facebook groups. You can also contact your Midwife/ Health Visitor for advice. Remember that there are trained staff across North Wales who will be able to support you to continue to breastfeed.
If you are thinking about giving up breastfeeding, before you make the decision consider:
Finally, if you have had to stop breastfeeding remember any amount of breastfeeding is good for you and your baby.
There are reasons to be proud even if you are only able to breastfeed for a short time. Click here for a breakdown of the wonderful health benefits you are giving to your baby from the first feed to 1 year or more.
If you are feeling low or upset, please talk to your Health Professional who will be able to support you.
Belinda Phipps of the National Childbirth Trust said: "Because the benefits start right from the first feed, any amount of breastfeeding is a reason to feel proud".