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Breastfeeding after child sexual abuse

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Women who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood may face challenges with breastfeeding their babies, even though many of them want to breastfeed.

Child sexual abuse can impact the physical and emotional health of women and their relationships with others, including their babies.  

If you or someone you know is seeking support, the following leaflet from Monash Health South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault provides information on this subject. 



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