Foreign Affairs
Mothers have right not to breastfeed

Midwives at the Royal College have said that mothers have every right to decide not to breastfeed their babies.

The organisation said that after mothers are given the right information, support and advice, they have the right to choose to either breastfeed or give their babies formula milk.

Even if breast milk is the best thing which can be given to a baby, sometimes the mother for various reasons cannot produce or breastfeed naturally.

According to the National Childbirth Trust, many women have ended up being unduly pressured to breastfeed their babies. The Midwives’ Organization has therefore said that after all the necessary information has been given, women should be allowed to choose what is most comfortable for them.

The organisation added that the choice which the mother makes should always be respected because no one knows what she would be going through.