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Nursing Portrait, Abergavenny, South Wales.

Lydia and Lilly

"The biggest learning curve I have had is that it is ok to feed anywhere, no one notices even though to begin with you think everyone will be.

My Eureka moment came after attended the breast feeding support group, and was having support with the latch. Bethan wanted to show me a new hold - biological. This involved her supporting me to get the boob in the right position for Lilly to latch correctly, helping Lilly to latch, and checking we were both ok, and doing it right, whilst it was all on show in Kingdom come! A few of us Mums went for lunch afterwards, and they were all breastfeeding and it then made me realise this is completely normal. From that day I just grew in confidence. I started going to places I knew were good for feeding - such as Emmelines, coffee pot, cafe nero.

My moment that I realised I was 100% comfortable came when Lilly was about 6 weeks old, staying at my Mum's - we had lunch at a cafe hoping Lilly would wake for a feed as she was due....she didn't. Started walking back to my Mum's....Lilly woke for the feed....the only place to do it was on a bench in the church graveyard which everyone uses as a cut through to town so a very public place....I didn't think twice and just did it."

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