Feeling good about how we feed our babies
Summing up the Duty Mistake
So once we recognise that we have reasons but not duties to breastfeed, we see:
- We don’t need to feel guilty about how we feed our babies
- We don’t need to justify how we feed our babies
- Mothers need information about feeding babies – including information about the benefits of breastfeeding
- Mothers need support to feed their babies the way they want – including support to continue breastfeeding and commercially independent information about formula milk.
In the section on the Individual Focus, we’ll explore ways in which lack of information and support mean that many mothers aren’t able to feed their babies the way they want to.