Breastfeeding, although nutritionally superior to formula, is a big commitment. It means navigating what can sometimes be a painful and logistically difficult situation. For moms who work outside the home, it means pumping, and storing, and swollen breasts when you can’t. As a result, breastfeeding rates in the UK (and around the world) are appallingly low. To combat this trend, a new pilot program in Britain will pay new moms¬†¬£200 if they breastfeed for the first 6 months of the child’s life. Local midwives and doctors will be responsible for monitoring the mothers, and verifying that they are indeed using breast instead of bottle. If successful, the program could be extended nationwide. Click the link below to learn more about this new program, and to access a list of breastfeeding assistance resources.

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