Ask any new mom - breastfeeding is not such a simple business after all. Suddenly you have to think in four-hour chunks of time – and that through the night as well.
Not only does breastfeeding hold implications for your routine; a lot of other things can bubble to the surface.
Issues surrounding breastfeeding are hot topics for discussion in Health24’s forums:
- This forum user wonders if inadequate feeding makes her less of a mom.
- Breastfeeding can have an impact on everything from self-esteem to what the new mom has for dinner.
- Another forum user wonders whether she’s taking breastfeeding a little too far.
- Here’s more on a surprising angle: breastfeeding as a fetish?
Confused about what to do? Here’s the no-nonsense guide to what’s true and what is not.
(Joanne Hart, Health24, August 2007)