You’re not alone. Most women struggle at some point with breastfeeding. Click here to read our primer on breastfeeding and, if you still having questions afterwards, ask your doctor or lactation consultant.
Breastfeeding is not the panacea that some people make it out to be, but it is the best thing for your baby if you can pull it off. Breastfeeding is associated with less newborn infections, better maternal-infant bonding, lower cost, and greater convenience. There are very few reasons why a mother should not attempt to breastfeed (HIV is the most common), in the vast majority of women will be successful.