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    Wouldn't have made any difference to me. Sure I would have liked to save the $100 a week in formula. BFing wasn't an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I think a better idea would be more readily available lactation consultants, preferably free or heavily subsidised and they visit your home.

    I think most people start out wanting to breastfeed, but more practical support is needed.
    I wholeheartedly agree with this.

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    How would they determine eligibility for the payment anyway? Would they have breastfeeding police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Why? Surely the nutritional superiority of bm as well as that it costs nothing other than time and possibly some investment in support is enough motivation? (I say that in full recognition that bf is not easy for many of us and things sometimes do not work out). If there is cash floating around to increase bf rates then surely it would be better used in educating midwives and other hcp, subsidings LCs, supporting the ABA etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    How would they determine eligibility for the payment anyway? Would they have breastfeeding police?
    Lol... I thought we already had these!!

    I'd prefer to see maternity hospitals resurrected so mothers that want to can have an extended hospital stay while their milk comes in and breastfeeding is established. During that time if baby is unsettled because the milk hasn't come in there are nurses on hand to care for the baby so the mother doesn't become exhausted and desperate. Lactation consultants on hand 24/7 to help establish BFing. Then a home visit option where a MW can visit daily for the first few weeks and home visit LCs are freely available also.

    I think one of the bigger reasons for our low BFing rate is lack of support for mothers in establishing BFing.

    I wouldn't have BF either way, but I know I'm in the minority of FFrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Lol... I thought we already had these!!

    I'd prefer to see maternity hospitals resurrected so mothers that want to can have an extended hospital stay while their milk comes in and breastfeeding is established. During that time if baby is unsettled because the milk hasn't come in there are nurses on hand to care for the baby so the mother doesn't become exhausted and desperate. Lactation consultants on hand 24/7 to help establish BFing. Then a home visit option where a MW can visit daily for the first few weeks and home visit LCs are freely available also.

    I think one of the bigger reasons for our low BFing rate is lack of support for mothers in establishing BFing.

    I wouldn't have BF either way, but I know I'm in the minority of FFrs.
    Agree 100%

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    I think that serves to alienate women who can't/don't BF. Why can't people just do things for the sake of their children? Why must money always be the incentive?

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    How would you prove it? If that was the case I would BF till 16.... just kidding.
    I think a Free LC within 12 hours of birth regardless of time of day/week (some places only have LC available set times & days of week) who is allocated enough time to answer questions and help without needing to rush off to the next person in five minutes, plus follow up as needed in the first six weeks would see better success rates.

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    Ridiculous.

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    Bad idea. You save $ by bf'ing anyway.


 

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