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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 #4: Social stigmas

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While breastfeeding is recommended, some people find it very uncomfortable when seeing a woman doing so in public. It can also be awkward for the mother, and having stigmas surrounding breastfeeding outside the home can be discouraging for her to want to do it.

It's an unfortunate social problem that's all too prevalent still in today's society, and some women take it very seriously when considering whether to breastfeed.

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