Why do I feel pressured to breastfeed?
Mothers sometimes feel pressured to breastfeed by health-care providers or the state. The job of health-care providers is to explain the advantages and disadvantages of possible choices and plans. It is the mother's role to decide on a plan. Mothers who feel uncomfortable should tell their health-care provider, who may not understand the situation. Hospitals and other organizations may promote breastfeeding, sometimes without recognizing the barriers mothers face.