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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Abba

Since Isra was born petite, people around me questioned if she was getting enough milk. Every time Isra would cry, (as babies do) to communicate hunger/tiredness etc. people would gesture that she was hungry and not getting enough milk. I know that they’re coming from a good place, but a new mum doesn’t need any extra anxieties! Instead of receiving words of encouragement, I was getting the total opposite, it was like I was harming my baby by giving her breastmilk instead of formula. I’m grateful that I stuck to my instinct and was confident that breastfeeding my baby was the best option for her and us.

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A Mama's Feeding Journey - Anna

My son Otto, now two, was my first breastfeeding experience. He was a little dream to feed at first and latched perfectly on the first day.  He went on to feed brilliantly in the first few weeks, and I had enough of a supply to pump.  This is where it all went a bit wrong.

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A Mama's Feeding Journey: Francesca Louise Cooney

Am I doing it right? I asked this question to myself so many times when I had my first daughter 8 years ago. I welcomed a beautiful 6lb baby and that was where my breastfeeding journey started; she thrived on breastfeeding and I felt very lucky until I got hit with mastitis and all I could think in my head was breast was best, however, that’s not true, breast or bottle! FED was best.

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My Feeding Journey - Founder of Bon + Bear

Where to start... maybe the naivety that before birth where I thought breastfeeding would be easy and come naturally? Simply because it is a topic which isn't discussed about enough in the UK and almost a taboo thing! Which puts a lot of pressure on new mums, that you must be able to breastfeed and if you can't, or need to ask for help, then you are failing. Cue where I came in - with no real thought to what was Plan B if I couldn't feed because why wouldn't I

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