Why women stop breastfeeding. New survey from the UK

A survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England found that fears about breastfeeding among women included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).

 

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Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States

Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States – Jayme Cisco https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-017-9286-y “Breastfeeding is one important form of maternal investment that is influenced by support from kin and non-kin. This paper investigates who provides support for breastfeeding mothers and their children, what type of support they provide, and how support impacts…

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What we don’t know about mother’s milk – Katie Hinde

“Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” Listen…

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What April The Giraffe Taught Us

 “I was actually totally astonished by this one. People were suggesting that the giraffe should be made to lie down. They really were. Meanwhile April ignored them all, and just paced about her birth space, flicking her tail nonchalantly, and giving her baby the occasional lick and sniff as it gradually emerged. It isn’t normal…

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