When I was feeding her I felt safe. I felt like I was protecting her, she was protecting me
Catherine talks about the stress of watching her 10 day old fed on a weight gain program in hospital and the impact it had on her mental health. But ultimately it is this experience that inspires her to train to help other mothers.
“I’m so passionate about breastfeeding now more so than ever and any new mum that starts breastfeeding I just want to help them i just want to support them I just want to do everything i can to because it’s lonely isn’t it and it can be quite isolating I feel protective over people who are having issues because if they don’t get that support i don’t want them to go through what I went through”...read more
You can now listen to all the interviews with mothers from the Cheshire and Merseyside project on our new podcast!
If you or someone you know may be experiencing Post Natal Depression, speak to your GP, Midwife, Health Visitor