Annually, seven days of the year are set aside to educate and inform people about breastfeeding.
This year, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7), this is what The Association for Dietetics in South Africa registered dietitians said they wish they knew about breastfeeding
“I wish I knew that breastfeeding is a learned skill for mom and baby. As first-time moms, we are expected to know exactly what to do. No matter how much you read, the practical experience of breastfeeding is learned, so expect it to be something new and not something you have to master from day 1.”