In the past five years I have worked with some fantastic families and given support when needed, a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. I have supported them through the ‘early’ days and provided information about breastfeeding management. I have found that by giving mums the knowledge and skills to take away with them, by talking to families about my experiences, not being judgemental, giving reassurance, mums can achieve their goal.
I have also learnt that every day counts and whether a mum breastfeeds for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year it really does make a difference. To support mums to focus on the positives of what they did do and not what they didn’t. To love and nurture their baby and to congratulate themselves everyday on doing a pretty amazing job, being a mum!