Danielle, Aug 2007:
"I decided to breastfeed my baby for both health reasons and as I
knew it would be a unique, bonding experience. I also thought it
would be easy and instinctive; and didn't think any more about it
until Tomos was born. However, breastfeeding didn't come easily to me
at first - it seemed to take hours each time, I found it extremely
painful and people kept giving me contradictory advice. Thankfully,
my mother-in-law bought me one of the most practical gifts of all -
Sarah's breastfeeding counselling service!
Sarah visited us at home to talk through various feeding positions,
check Tomos was feeding correctly and reassure me that all would get
better very quickly - which it did. She also provided follow-up
support by telephone, which was invaluable in the early days. In the
end, I breastfed for as long as I wanted to and am so glad I did."