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Breastfeeding – a personal story

Breastfeeding can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.

The patient, a 28-year-old woman, had a few issues with breastfeeding her four-month-old daughter. Her daughter had difficulty with latch-on and had poor weight gain. As a result her daughter had a combination of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding (expressed breast milk and formula).

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This interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

healthdirect doesn't endorse any personal opinions expressed in the video, and we recommend you discuss any questions you have regarding unfamiliar terms or descriptions, as well as how this experience compares to the Australian health care system, with a health professional.

Copyright: ©2013 University of Oxford. Used under licence from DIPEx. All rights reserved.

Last reviewed: February 2013

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