Suffolk mums - what is your experience of breastfeeding?

Stock image of a baby drinking milk from a bottle. Photo: PA.

Stock image of a baby drinking milk from a bottle. Photo: PA. - Credit: PA

New figures have today been released showing that breastfeeding rates in Suffolk are below the national average.

The NHS suggests that women should feed their babies exclusively with breast milk until they are at least six months old, and then continue breastfeeding while gradually introducing other food.

Women are advised: “The longer you breastfeed, the longer the protection lasts and the greater the benefits.”

But not all mothers feel able to breastfeed.

Some find it painful, others do not like the experience or find it does not fit into the routine, and some simply are unable to produce enough milk, or can’t feed for medical reasons.

What was your experience? Did you find breastfeeding a positive experience? Were you unable to feed but made to feel bad about it? Share your stories below or email us today.