NEW mothers are being warned that feeding their babies formula is worse than breastfeeding after a few drinks.
The advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association comes as new research shows an increasing number of women turning to bottle feeding within weeks of giving birth, in some cases because they wish to recommence consuming alcohol.
Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude believes that while socialising is not the main reason women give up on breastfeeding, she sees women who simply get fed up “being good”, especially after abstaining from alcohol throughout pregnancy.
“I believe one of the leading reasons women drop out is due to work commitments,” she said.
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