• Can we stop scaring women about the horrors of breastfeeding, please?

    20 days ago - By Today's Parent

    When I was pregnant with my first child, I lay awake at night, worrying about pretty much everything, but especially breastfeeding. Everything I read seemed to point to how breastfeeding was going to be impossible-story after story about the pain, bleeding nipples , low-milk supply, tongue-ties, lip-ties and inevitable bad latch. I binge-watched videos about getting the right latch on YouTube. I looked at my own nipples with suspicion, convinced that this couldn't possibly work.
    Well, I'm here from the other side, four years and two breastfed babies later, with the message that I wish I...
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