How often does breastfeeding really fail?

Imagine that the world had invented a new “dream product” to feed and immunise everyone born on Earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery – and helped mothers to plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer.

Then imagine that the world refused to use it.

At the end of a century of unprecedented discovery and invention, even as scientists discover the origins of life itself, this scenario is not, alas, a fiction. The “dream product” is breastmilk, available to us all at birth, and yet we are not using it.*

Read more from Breastfeeding Today.


*1. Slightly reworded from Take the Baby-Friendly Initiative! A global effort with hospitals, health services and parents to breastfeed babies for the best start in life. UNICEF, New York

Magical Baby Moments

This article was written by Magical Baby Moments. Magical Baby Moments offers group hypnobirthing classes in Romford, and one-to-one classes across Essex and London.

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