Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Scotsman.com News - Top Stories - Women feel 'forced' to breastfeed
Wed 9 Feb 2005
MOTHERS are being put off breastfeeding their babies because of the "bullying" attitude of health workers, Scotland’s national breastfeeding adviser admitted last night. Health officials had hoped to persuade 50 per cent of all mothers in Scotland to breast- feed by 2005. But according to Jenny Warren OBE, the national breastfeeding adviser, the figure has stuck at around 38 per cent mainly because too many women are rejecting the "Breast is Best" message after feeling "pressurised" over the issue. Many women report that midwives and health workers "force" them to breastfeed and hamper them in their choice to go directly to formula milk..."