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Breastfeeding support  
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience for both mom and baby, and there is no doubt it is the best possible start for every baby. Not only does it improve growth, intellectual ability and fight off infections in baby, it improves weight loss in mom and decreases her risk of breast cancer.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends breastfeeding exclusively for six months and for up to two years with solids. The American Association of Paediatrics recommends exclusively for six months then up to a year at least. Yet the most recent study of breastfeeding released this year found that on average women exclusively breastfeed for a little over one month and average total breastfeeding is less than 6 months. A Scottish study found that women keen to breastfeed prior to birth became quickly disillusioned and lacked support during feeding, and are overwhelmed by the prospect of exclusive feeding. It also found that pain and problems during breastfeeding diminished the likelihood of continued breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding can be really hard, especially at first and with your first baby. The good news is you are part of a wealth of women who have been there, who understand and who want to support you, through their education and training and through their own personal experiences. In addition there are great resources on breastfeeding and on parenting in general.

Getting some support from local lactation consultants and breastfeeding gurus
Good resources on breastfeeding and breastfeeding advice
Local breastfeeding support
Breastfeeding can be really hard, especially at first and with your first baby. The good news is you are part of a wealth of women who have been there, who understand and who want to support you, through their education and training and through their own personal experiences.

Here are some contacts who can help. If you are having problems with breastfeeding or pain, it can feel lonely and isolating. Don’t wait until you are exhausted: get advice and support early.

If you are a breastfeeding specialist and could be included on this list please contact me and I’ll add your details. Or let me know if you have found a great resource you want to share.

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La Leche League of South Africa
A volunteer-led organisation dedicated to providing information, encouragement and support to breastfeeding mothers through our unique mother-to-mother support network.

The Expectant Mothers Guide
A South African institution shepherding a mother through expecting to being a parent.
 
Breastfeeding resources
These are some good places to find information and advice about breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding or pain, it can feel lonely and isolating. Don’t wait until you are exhausted: get advice and support early.

If you have other good evidence-based or trustworthy resources please contact me to add them to the list.

I’ve had breast surgery - can I breastfeed?
I have a lump
Breastfeeding problems
Getting some support from local lactation consultants and breastfeeding gurus

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FAQs about breastfeeding from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Common breastfeeding myths from the La Leche League

How does milk production work?
This helps you understand the science so you can understand how to improve your supply.

KellyMom
Is the most amazing resource for helping with all parts of breastfeeding and new-mom problems. Discovering it is like discovering a best friend.
 
 
 
 
www.maximonline.co.za