Eithne Shortall: The HSE needs to get serious about helping mothers to breastfeed

It’s time to put some proper resources into breastfeeding support

All the talk in prenatal classes was about how natural breastfeeding is, and how it’s what our bodies were made to do. That may be true, but it’s also misleading. Picture: Getty

I don’t intend to have any more children. Two is plenty, thank you very much. But I do get pangs of broodiness if I see a newborn strapped to its mother or being wheeled around by its father. The closest I come to wavering on my “two and done” policy is when I watch a baby being breastfed. The swell in my heart seems to follow through to my chest and, for a second, I ...