In this section you can find out about the experience of breastfeeding by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 56 women and 2 men in their own homes. Seven new interviews were added in 2015. Find out what people said about issues such as sore nipples, feeding patterns, dealing with difficult times and introducing solid foods. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You may also be interested in our other pregnancy sections.


This section is based on research by The University of Oxford.

Research Copyright 2019 University of Oxford All rights reserved

Supported by:
Centre for Qualitative Research, Bournemouth University

Institute of Health & Community Studies, Bournemouth University
WOMen, Babies & their families (WOMB) Programmatic Research Group

Publication date: May 2007
Last updated: November 2018.
Review date: November 2020.

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