Moms Need Help With Breastfeeding
A study out of Brisbane Australia has shown that mothers don’t need to be made to feel guilty about not breastfeeding. Instead, what they really need is help with breastfeeding.
Joy Parkinson of the Queensland University of Technology in Australia conducted a study of 1,400 women in the U.S. and Australia. She and her colleagues found that the main factor in raising breastfeeding rates was a strong support system of family and friends.
In a statement, the research team said, “Breastfeeding rates in developed countries such as Britain, Australia and United States are typically lower than World Health Organization goals. What we have found in the U.S. and Australia is that preaching the benefits of breastfeeding, is like preaching to the converted and does not increase breastfeeding duration rates.”