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I have noticed two consistent themes in conversations about breastfeeding. 1) Every mother talks about the difficulty of starting and maintaining a breastfeeding relationship and 2) reference to the existence or absence of breastfeeding support(s). In one instance a mother stated how her country supports Breastfeeding, others talk about Lactation Consultant, other mothers, and nurses.
For me the support was a system, a network of family, friends, professionals and groups. I probably could not pinpoint one certain support that helped me make it through the first day, the first two weeks, and the first 4 months (all which were touchpoints for myself). But, I would say that my husband and my midwife are invaluable resources to me.
What or who have been invaluable in your breastfeeding experience (be it a 2 day, 2 week or 2 year experience)?