I am just wondering what your situation was after your LO was born and what your thoughts are on this, I really don't want a debate etc, it's just as my due date draws closer I'm keen to make my BF experience as successful as I possibly can and get as good a start as I possibly can. So, I was wondering, were you the only one on your ward breastfeeding? There were four beds on my ward and all three other babies were FF. My LO was born a little jaundiced and he wasn't feeding very well, my milk took a couple of days to come in and I was definately stressed out. The woman next to me was a hell of a snorer who kept popping out for a cigarette every couple of hours (apparently she was only allowed to go for twenty minutes every two hours or something ) and she had countless visitors. She made loud comments, when asked if she was going to attempt BF, that she didn't want to because she wanted to know that her "baby was getting fed". This made me feel awful, I was in emotional turmoil as it was because my baby was jaundiced, not feeding and they kept having to come round to take his blood to check his levels of bilirubin. We cracked it after nearly three days but I wonder if being on a ward with like-minded mums would have been more conducive to establishing BF. What do you think?