Breastfeeding – Milk, Sweat and Tears

It’s international breastfeeding week. Can you imagine a world where breastfeeding, and especially in public was as common place as any other type of feeding? I am still amazed at how political and jarring breastfeeding in public is, imagine if we had the same reaction to someone eating a ham and cheese sandwich. It feels ludicrous to even write that.

When I think back to the birth of my son and my first encounter with breastfeeding, we’d had the conversation, we’d heard and read about the importance of breast feeding. We knew it was best.

Then reality hit and it was hard. It involved a lot of pain, frustration and concern about whether our son was feeding correctly, was it really meant to be this difficult? What with the sleep deprivation, it’s hard to be rational and…

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