The American Academy of Pediatrics just lately issued new breastfeeding suggestions to encourage ladies to breastfeed for 2 years or past, if doing so is “mutually desired” by mothers and their infants.
However in fact, breastfeeding for two-plus years — or for any size of time — just isn’t at all times “mutually desired” or straightforward. Breastfeeding requires money and time, and could be bodily and emotionally grueling. And for a lot of dad and mom, it merely is not potential.
“You simply suppose, ‘If I may, if I may, if I may,’ nevertheless it’s simply form of out of your fingers,” Sarah Roy, a mom who couldn’t breastfeed her child as a result of she was present process leukemia therapy, beforehand informed The New York Instances. “Lots of people do not perceive that.”
The Instances is trying to hear from dad and mom of infants concerning the day by day realities of breastfeeding, whether or not your expertise has been lengthy and joyful or temporary and painful. Are you solely pumping? Supplementing with components? Utilizing a supplementary nursing system? Tandem feeding? No matter your present circumstances, we need to hear from you.
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