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Baby Friendly NZ or Tokyo

A recent customer (and actually a friend of mine that I went to Uni with) wrote us this email.  She has two children and has experienced two different health care systems.

She writes "The hospital in Tokyo, Japan was very supportive and you don't leave until after your milk is in and breastfeeding has been going successfully - they watch the first few feeds to ensure, and keep coming until you are confident. Babies are weighed daily to ensure weight is going on again.

However being in a New Zealand hospital with my No. 2 bubba was quite different. I think "Baby Friendly" just meant staff were 'hands off', and self service for Mums. More staff and more funding needed!

Breastfeeding can be hard work in the beginning but it is worth perservering as it becomes so rewarding. "

Please view the Breastmates website for more Breastfeeding Advice and stories from real mothers

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