An exploration of the experiences of mothers who breastfeed long-term: what are the issues and why does it matter?

@article{Dowling2013AnEO,
  title={An exploration of the experiences of mothers who breastfeed long-term: what are the issues and why does it matter?},
  author={Sally Dowling and Amy D. Brown},
  journal={Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          45-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) promotes breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond. Despite this, only 25% of women in the United Kingdom are breastfeeding at all by 6 months postpartum, with a minority of women breastfeeding beyond the first year. Those who do often report feeling ridiculed or alienated in their choice. Here, the aim was to examine the experiences of women who chose to breastfeed longer term and to seek insight into the ways they felt breastfeeding could be… CONTINUE READING

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