Breastfeeding Survey Series: Get Involved!

WHAT IS THIS?

I believe the wisdom of collective experience runs deep.  I would like to capture some of that wisdom we all share. The first set of questions is for women who have breastfed or are breastfeeding. The second set is for the partners of those women.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE INFORMATION?

If you are generously willing to add your wisdom, please send your responses to the interview questions below to alivingfamily1@yahoo.com.

The Breastfeeding Survey will become a series of posts to help others who are struggling or in need of moral support. Entries can become anonymous blog posts if desired. Thank you in advance for your participation!

FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

  • What led to your decision to breastfeed?
  • How many times had you seen a woman breastfeed before you breastfed your own child?
  • Describe your experience of breastfeeding (how many children, how long, challenges, pumping, tandem nursing, etc.).
  • If you have a partner, how do you think breastfeeding affected your relationship?
  • How discreetly or publicly do you nurse? How did this change with a growing child?
  • How supportive was your family and/or friend network?
  • Were there any resources you found valuable? (books, classes, support groups, websites, etc.)
  • If you could give a word of advice or encouragement to a mama (or yourself) at the start of the breastfeeding journey, what would you say?

FOR PARTNERS

  • What was your initial thinking or understanding about breastfeeding? Did this change over time?
  • What feelings, thoughts, questions or concerns did breastfeeding raise for you? Were any of them unexpected or surprising?
  • How do you think breastfeeding affected your relationship with or thoughts about your partner?
  • Do you find, in conversation or out and about, that other partners are supportive of breastfeeding or supportive of you sharing your experiences?
  • If you could give a word of advice or encouragement to someone else who has a breastfeeding partner (or yourself) at the start of the breastfeeding journey, what would you say?

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