So much pressure to nurse, so little support

Interesting piece from NYTimes Well on the pressure to nurse, written by a pediatrician who attempted to “practice what she preached” and nurse for a year: “The experience made me deeply aware of how much this advice I give is asking of women, and how hard it would have been to do this if my own life were less privileged and less well supported.”

Yes! As a new mother I was shocked to discover how time/energy/life-consuming nursing was. And also shocked to discover how difficult it could be to nurse, especially at work and out in public. Women need more social and environmental support for nursing.

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