Tag: formula feeding

There is no such thing as “failure to breastfeed”

A couple of weeks ago I came across a post that broke my heart. The title says it all: “What I learned from being a breastfeeding failure“.  The poor writer had suffered a terrible battle with breastfeeding and in some ways lost – she hadn’t been able to nurse her babies for as long as she hoped. What struck me was not only that she described herself as “a failure”, when she had…

Book review: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Could there be a worse title? Who in the 21st century wants to be described as “womanly” and since when is waking up at 3 am and inserting a painful nipple into a screaming newborns mouth and “art”? To make matters worse, the book is the official breastfeeding manual of the La Leche League, an organisation whose reputation raises hackles all over the motherhood globe. But trust me, this book…