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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding?

When having a baby, there are many decisions you’ll have to make: What name will you choose? What crib should you buy? And the list goes on. One of the most important decisions a mother has to make is whether she will choose to breastfeed. There is no right decision, and this is a choice that is totally up to mum. To help you make the right decision,  here are some common pros and cons of breastfeeding.

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Disadvantage #3: Endless pumping

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If you are a working mum, breastfeeding may not be for you. This is because babies need to be fed every two to three hours and this is just won’t be possible if you are at work. However, breastfeeding for a few months (while you are on maternity leave) is better than not breastfeeding at all. After that there's also the option of pumping your breast milk daily and storing it in the freezer, so it's available for your baby when you're unable to feed yourself.

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