Breastfeeding may well be the most natural thing to do when feeding your baby, however it does not all come easy to us.
Too few parents are empowered to discover that whenbreastfeeding is going well, togetherness makes life so much easier for the the mother and baby, babies do not need to cry to get attention to be fed, reducing the likely hood of being windy or colicky….
Midwives can support parents to see through the hype and consider a model of parenting that does not rely on gadgets.
When we gain new knowledge we should pass it on. As a UKBC midwife, caring for families from the beginning gives us all the opportunity to raise awareness of babies need and to help parents to see breastfeeding as one of the answers to parenting, rather than as extra challenge to be fitted in to an already demanding lifestyle.
When breastfeeding in public, sometimes other people can pull a funny face! however lets not forget we are doing what is required for of our little ones to thrive!
We can not change society overnight, we can however look at ways in which we may be interfacing with the process by which mums and babies get to know each other in all areas. We need to see the togetherness of mums and babies as a backdrop to whatever else is taking place, to be supported and sustained because of its enormous importance, not as some thing we give for a few precious minutes.
A recent survey has shown that the majority of people don’t mind breastfeeding in public, society is becoming more breastfeeding aware!
Never forget your rights, The Equality Act 2010, has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place such as cafe, shop or on public transport.
If you would like support to breastfeed your baby, then please call 0800 3800 579 to find out how we can help you.