New York City-based photographer, Tina Boyadjieva, travelled the continents to photograph mothers breastfeeding around the world. These stunning photos, commissioned by Lansinoh, celebrate the universal nature of breastfeeding, and the connection of motherhood regardless of geographic boundaries.
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Images provided by Lansinoh - Photographer: Tina Boyadjieva @tinabfoto
Babies are hungry little things; newborn tummies want feeding every two to four hours. Your midwife or health visitor will be there to support, and having a chat with them can be really reassuring. The NHS has lots of advice, and if you do choose to breastfeed, there's also a National Breastfeeding Helpline you can call on 0300 100 0212 (9.30am to 9.30pm, daily). If you’re finding it tricky to begin with, we’ve got lots of information and advice to help get you started…
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Whether you're a first-time mum or a breastfeeding pro, there are lots of little niggles that can crop up when you first try to feed your newborn. It's important not to get discouraged: most teething problems can be sorted out quite easily.
milking it: tips for brilliant breastfeeding
Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, available on demand and packed with everything they need to grow and stay healthy. It's great for bonding too. You'll find it easier if you're prepared, so take a look at these tips to find out what to expect.