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.
Get help: speak to other breastfeeding mums and Peer Supporters at the breastfeeding groups and through Facebook. Or contact your Midwife/ Health Visitor for advice. Remember that there are a number of trained staff across North Wales who will be able to support you if you chose to continue to breastfeed.
Before making the decision to give up breastfeeding think about:
Finally, if you have had to stop breastfeeding remember any amount of breastfeeding is good for you and your baby.
Remember there are health benefits for you and your baby if you are only able to breastfeed for a few days. 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, remember that good parenting is about more than how you choose to feed your baby. In addition please talk to your Health Professional who will be able to support you.