This World Breastfeeding Week we're highlighting the importance of breastfeeding support in giving children the best start in life.
It's important that both starting and ending breastfeeding are seen as part of a loving, reciprocal relationship between mum and baby.
To tackle the UK's low breastfeeding rates, we need to support communities to understand, value and normalise breastfeeding.
Support from family and wider society can have a huge impact on a woman's ability and decision to breastfeed.
Advice that babies must follow a strict three-hourly breastfeeding routine is causing mothers distress and guilt,and reducing breastfeeding rates.
Today’s blog is written by Tamzin, who received support from the National Breastfeeding Helpline and is now training to be a breastfeeding counsellor.
Today’s blog is written by Kimberly, discussing her research into breastfeeding rates in Salford and her work to help improve them.
Today’s blog is written by Sian, who, having struggled with breastfeeding herself, is now a peer supporter helping others on their breastfeeding journey.
Today’s blog is written by Helen, celebrating the range of breastfeeding services working in partnership in Coventry.