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Support for Families
Support that helps mothers breastfeed longer and overcome barriers:
  • The support of the baby's father can really make a difference.  With dad's support, a mother is much more likely to continue breastfeeding. 
  • The support of family and friends also helps the breastfeeding mother.
  • A mother is more likely to continue breastfeeding if she has a role model in her life who also breastfed their child.
  • It is important for mothers to have help from their medical provider, a lactation consultant, a peer counselor or a nutritionist in the early weeks.
  • For mothers returning to work, a supportive workplace and a supportive child care provider are both important.

 

Finding help:

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