This is the number one challenge that women have in the early postpartum period, as there is only so much one can do to educate and prepare themselves for the breastfeeding experience, and it takes both the mother and the baby as a team to make things go smoothly.
A sound knowledge of supports available in the community is essential when helping a new mother.
The main breastfeeding concerns/problems are related to latching, supply, frequency, duration and weaning.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Chebucto Family Centre provides free services and supports to families and community members. These include but are not limited to: advocacy and support, health and wellness programs, prenatal and parenting classes, our Volunteer Doula Program, children and youth programming, family play times and operating as a Family Home Child Care Agency.
La Leche League
Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, in various locations across Nova Scotia