Jo Rowe & Riley
Hello! I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for all the help and support I have had from FAB over the past 11 months both at my home, on the phone and especially at the Sure Start Children’s Centre in Gawthorpe, Ossett. I am happy to say with your help I breastfed my son Thomas for 6 and a half months, he is now weaning successfully and has had no colds so far which I put down to the breastfeeding.
I do hope FAB carry on providing breastfeeding support in the area as I have unfortunately found too many people (midwives included) only too quick to try and get mothers feeding their babies from the bottle. I had experience with one who said it would confuse a baby if it is given bottle and breast and you must choose, well for me this was absolute rubbish, Thomas had to have top up milk from birth as my milk didn’t come through until day 4, and he wouldn’t latch on to my breast at all, however with perseverance and a little help from a nipple shield he eventually latched on and fed from my breast successfully. I hope other mothers would be encouraged by my story so feel free to print it or use it on your website.
Once again many thanks.