Hundreds of years ago there was no question: newborns went to the breast for the only food that would enable them to survive—mother’s milk. But today it’s not so simple. With a variety of infant formulas posing safe alternatives to breastfeeding, and lots of questions accompanying a decision to nurse (How can I be sure my baby gets enough? How does Dad stay included? What about my own bodily privacy? And my time?) it seems fair to ask, “why breastfeed at all?”
When it comes to breastfeeding, everyone is different. And because we are all different, A Woman’s Work wants to make as many resources available to you as possible. Not finding what you’re looking for online? Give us a call.. Gretchen is extremely knowledgable and knows many lactation consultants who are available to answer questions and provide guidance.