My doctor doesn’t seem very encouraging of my breastfeeding and tells me to stop breastfeeding when I have any medical problem. What should I do?

We have to let the doctor know upfront that we want to breastfeed. Sometimes the doctor will listen to you if you put it across that you are serious and determined to breastfeed. Usually the doctor will listen and address it. But, if you just keep quiet and don’t let the doctor know your intention, the doctor may think the easier way for you is to stop breastfeeding. Then, of course, you will have a negative experience visiting the doctor. We encourage a healthy discussion, and perhaps bring up with the doctor any references you might have on the matter. See what the doctor says about it. We need to have a healthy discussion and make an informed choice, rather than accuse the doctor of not being supportive.

Excerpt from Answering breastfeeding questions ( Thots N Tots & SusuIbu.Com )

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