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My Breastfeeding Story...  by new mother Caroline Linton

It was so awful, I was expecting it to be a challenge, but never this painful, emotionally or physically. I was inundated with well-meaning, stressful support from family, and under resourced medical staff and health visitors. And yet I couldn’t master it, and felt such a failure - what was wrong with me! We were finally recommended by the health visitor some breastfeeding clinics that might help.

 

Decision made, next day we we’re on our way to St. John’s Hospital.

 

Within minutes of getting there I was immediately put at ease, with important information that should have been made clear to me following the traumatic birth of my daughter. My milk may be slow to come in as a result of my long labour and emergency section despite my efforts. This instantly put me at ease and I relaxed, given that I was speaking to someone who actually understood and was empathetic to what I had been saying and not just giving their opinions. This was Mo.

 

In addition to helping me as a person, Mo then set about helping me with my feeding technique and means to maximise my milk production. I was introduced to “Laid back feeding” which instantly brought relief to feeding and comfort to me.  As a person who is keen to study the ins and out of what I was doing, I was also recommended a number of reading materials that further supported me.

 

We agreed to attend in two weeks’ time to gauge progress and to my delight it produced two marvellous outcomes, one my daughter’s weight loss had stabilised and was beginning to gain and two it meant I was no longer under pressure from external parties. I really valued the continuity in support from Mo.

 

Feeding just improved each day and, although I didn’t actually see me feeding beyond a six week period, I actually fed for fourteen months. It became very special to me, particularly bonding with my daughter given that the initial two weeks was so very hard.

 

I am truly thankful for the support given to me in those first weeks and would highly recommend Mo.

 

Caroline

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My Breastfeeding Story...  by new mother Caroline Linton

It was so awful, I was expecting it to be a challenge, but never this painful, emotionally or physically. I was inundated with well-meaning, stressful support from family, and under resourced medical staff and health visitors. And yet I couldn’t master it, and felt such a failure - what was wrong with me! We were finally recommended by the health visitor some breastfeeding clinics that might help.

 

Decision made, next day we we’re on our way to St. John’s Hospital.

 

Within minutes of getting there I was immediately put at ease, with important information that should have been made clear to me following the traumatic birth of my daughter. My milk may be slow to come in as a result of my long labour and emergency section despite my efforts. This instantly put me at ease and I relaxed, given that I was speaking to someone who actually understood and was empathetic to what I had been saying and not just giving their opinions. This was Mo.

 

In addition to helping me as a person, Mo then set about helping me with my feeding technique and means to maximise my milk production. I was introduced to “Laid back feeding” which instantly brought relief to feeding and comfort to me.  As a person who is keen to study the ins and out of what I was doing, I was also recommended a number of reading materials that further supported me.

 

We agreed to attend in two weeks’ time to gauge progress and to my delight it produced two marvellous outcomes, one my daughter’s weight loss had stabilised and was beginning to gain and two it meant I was no longer under pressure from external parties. I really valued the continuity in support from Mo.

 

Feeding just improved each day and, although I didn’t actually see me feeding beyond a six week period, I actually fed for fourteen months. It became very special to me, particularly bonding with my daughter given that the initial two weeks was so very hard.

 

I am truly thankful for the support given to me in those first weeks and would highly recommend Mo.

 

Caroline

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My Breastfeeding Story... by new mother Caroline Linton

It was so awful, I was expecting it to be a challenge, but never this painful, emotionally or physically. I was inundated with well-meaning, stressful support from family, and under resourced medical staff and health visitors. And yet I couldn’t master it, and felt such a failure - what was wrong with me! We were finally recommended by the health visitor some breastfeeding clinics that might help.

Decision made, next day we we’re on our way to St. John’s Hospital.

 

Within minutes of getting there I was immediately put at ease, with important information that should have been made clear to me following the traumatic birth of my daughter. My milk may be slow to come in as a result of my long labour and emergency section despite my efforts. This instantly put me at ease and I relaxed, given that I was speaking to someone who actually understood and was empathetic to what I had been saying and not just giving their opinions. This was Mo.

 

In addition to helping me as a person, Mo then set about helping me with my feeding technique and means to maximise my milk production. I was introduced to “Laid back feeding” which instantly brought relief to feeding and comfort to me.  As a person who is keen to study the ins and out of what I was doing, I was also recommended a number of reading materials that further supported me.

 

We agreed to attend in two weeks’ time to gauge progress and to my delight it produced two marvellous outcomes, one my daughter’s weight loss had stabilised and was beginning to gain and two it meant I was no longer under pressure from external parties. I really valued the continuity in support from Mo.

 

Feeding just improved each day and, although I didn’t actually see me feeding beyond a 6 week period, I actually fed for 14months. It became very special to me, particularly bonding with my daughter given that the initial two weeks was so very hard.

 

I am truly thankful for the support given to me in those first weeks and would highly recommend Mo.

 

Caroline

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My Breastfeeding Story... by new mother Caroline Linton

It was so awful, I was expecting it to be a challenge, but never this painful, emotionally or physically. I was inundated with well-meaning, stressful support from family, and under resourced medical staff and health visitors. And yet I couldn’t master it, and felt such a failure - what was wrong with me! We were finally recommended by the health visitor some breastfeeding clinics that might help.

Decision made, next day we we’re on our way to St. John’s Hospital.

 

Within minutes of getting there I was immediately put at ease, with important information that should have been made clear to me following the traumatic birth of my daughter. My milk may be slow to come in as a result of my long labour and emergency section despite my efforts. This instantly put me at ease and I relaxed, given that I was speaking to someone who actually understood and was empathetic to what I had been saying and not just giving their opinions. This was Mo.

 

In addition to helping me as a person, Mo then set about helping me with my feeding technique and means to maximise my milk production. I was introduced to “Laid back feeding” which instantly brought relief to feeding and comfort to me.  As a person who is keen to study the ins and out of what I was doing, I was also recommended a number of reading materials that further supported me.

 

We agreed to attend in two weeks’ time to gauge progress and to my delight it produced two marvellous outcomes, one my daughter’s weight loss had stabilised and was beginning to gain and two it meant I was no longer under pressure from external parties. I really valued the continuity in support from Mo.

 

Feeding just improved each day and, although I didn’t actually see me feeding beyond a 6 week period, I actually fed for 14months. It became very special to me, particularly bonding with my daughter given that the initial two weeks was so very hard.

 

I am truly thankful for the support given to me in those first weeks and would highly recommend Mo.

 

Caroline