You all know by now that I am an avid breastfeeding advocate and would love nothing more than every woman to be free to make an informed choice with regards to feeding their baby and to receive the help and support they deserve.
At the moment, formula companies and the myths surrounding breastfeeding are making this ideal impossible in the UK. Practical and emotional support is also hit and miss depending on where you live and how good the health professionals you come in to contact with are with regards to their knowledge of breastfeeding.
In addition to supporting local women on my local maternity ward and at my local support group, I am trying to reach more and help bust the myths which stop women even consider breastfeeding without looking in to the full practical and health benefits.
Women and babies are being failed every day by the media, society and each other by the wide spread perpetuation of these myths.
This is why I am embarking on a mission to tweet a breastfeeding tip or fact every day from now on. Please spread the word and see if we can get the message to as many people as possible.
Please follow me on @DailyBFTweet and share and retweet when you can…
- A Confidence Boost (lifeloveandlivingwithboys.wordpress.com)