If you're finding breastfeeding a bit of a struggle, it's worth getting some expert help.
Getting a bit of extra help with breastfeeding
Breastfeeding isn't always easy to begin with, and it’s natural to feel a little anxious. After all, you and your baby are on a steep learning curve!
If you're finding breastfeeding difficult or if you're thinking about giving up, it's well worth speaking to a health professional first; it's not easy to go back once you've made the change.
Help is always available from your midwife, health visitor or breastfeeding counsellor; alternatively, you can get in touch with one of these useful contacts:
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
0300 330 0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline
08442 090 920 or 0300 100 0212
Webchat available at http://www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk/
0300 100 0210
Ask another mum
Mums who are experienced at breastfeeding can be a huge source of support and useful information. It can also be a relief to find out that other mums have been thinking or feeling the same as you!