I wanted to ask about "Bottle Nursing". I understand the principle but its the application I am confused about.
I'm about to train as a breastfeeding peer supporter and I'm personally still nursing my 3 year old so I'm very pro breastfeeding. I am also planning to apply for API leadership to start a group here where I live.
I understand that API recognises that breastfeeding is the optimum for a baby/child so where does bottle nursing come in?
I'm from the UK where breastfeeding rates are abysmally low and support for new mothers is patchy and often non-existent.
There are obviously occasions when breastfeeding is not possible but these are rare.
I think would feel uncomfortable supporting a mothers choice to bottle feed.
Can anyone shed any light on the application of this principle and how API supports formula feeding?