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Comment by margaret-jay on Parenting: Things I wish I could tell my past self · 2020-09-19T07:56:54.676Z · score: 10 (3 votes) · EA · GW

As a Melbourne GP I echo both the need for support networks and the comment that breast feeding is not straightforward.

One book for breastfeeding that I think is very practical and offers realistic help for a number of scenarios is the Discontented Baby Book, written by a Queensland GP. I wish I had had it when I could not breast feed my first child. (But managed easily with my second- go figure).

https://pameladouglas.com.au/discontented-baby-book

(I have no connection with it by way of declaration- just read it and recommend it to patients)