It is common for moms to have trouble breastfeeding, but a new study suggests it may be much more common than initially thought.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life.” However, this study shows that only 13 percent of women actually do so. Reasons varied, but the most common ranged from difficulty latching properly, breast pain, etc.

Doctors and pediatricians agreed that “support” for new moms is the first step to help them reach their breastfeeding goals. It is important not to give up too soon and seek advice if needed. Learn more by reading the article below.

The notion of new mothers easily and comfortably breast-feeding their newborns is challenged by new research that indicates nursing problems are a near-universal experience among first-time moms, and those reporting early concerns are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breast-feeding within two months.

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