World Breastfeeding Week: Midwives reveal what mothers need most when breastfeeding

Four out of five women in Germany will become mothers at least once in their lives.

World Breastfeeding Week: Midwives reveal what mothers need most when breastfeeding

Four out of five women in Germany will become mothers at least once in their lives. And 80 percent of all mothers start breastfeeding as soon as their child is born. What at first sounds like the most natural thing in the world is often associated with a certain physical and mental strain for new mothers.

However, this is often noticed by the child's father, but only very few partners offer the breastfeeding woman the support she needs during the challenging time, as a survey by the women's health brand "Elvie" shows. According to this, 70 percent of fathers would like to support their partner more while breastfeeding.

But how can partners, friends and family even help women during the intensive breastfeeding period? The midwives Julia Brömsen and Jasmin Czech have been working in their own practice for years and give tips for new parents on Instagram under the name "Mommalie".

As part of the World Breastfeeding Week beginning on October 3, 2022, the two experts will also be giving tips for the social environment of breastfeeding women. The five most important pieces of advice from Brömsen and Czech:

Quelle: Elvie, Mommalie

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