Breastfeeding is not always easy at first and in the early weeks nine out of ten women who want to breastfeed stop before they intended to. Here are a few facts about breastfeeding. More detailed support and information can be found on our website.
1. Breastmilk is unique
Breastfeeding is the biological norm. Breastmilk is uniquely suited for a human baby and discoveries are still being made about the way it interacts with an infant to give it optimal development. For thousands of years women gave birth and nursed their babies, supported by a close-knit group of family and friends. If difficulties arose they were surrounded by others who would help.