10 Things Not to Say to a Breastfeeding Mother

I was reminded of this at our LLL meeting on Friday, and wanted to share it with you.

Mamas, please remember that breastfeeding is NORMAL, pacifiers/dummies, bottles etc are not.

Yes, a small minority of women may have trouble feeding, but most problems are surmountable - and demand feeding is the norm.  If you need help, please get in touch with your local La Leche League immediately.


  1. Breastfeeding is normal, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. With my first, I BF for a year and with my second, barely three, painful weeks. All babies (and mums) are different.

  2. Well said my little one is still breastfed at 18 months. he was Born 3 months prem and was in intensive care and then scbu for 5 weeks and I still managed to get him feeding. It was hard and there were lots of tears but I'm so glad I stuck with it x

  3. would be interesting to read what you think about this voucher incentive that's been reported on the news this morning

  4. I definitely heard some of those comments. Most awful, that some of them were made by the health professionals who should know better, especially about the bad sleep habits, saying that if I follow their advice, I'll thank them. Well, I didn't.

  5. Thanks for sharing this! Mine is 25 months and we're still going strong...


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