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'Breastfeeding wasn't natural for me - If I hadn’t gone to a support group I don’t think I’d have left the house'

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'To be honest at the start it was horrendous and extremely painful,' said Orla McGreal, pictured with son Conor who was born in June. Photo: Mark Condren

'To be honest at the start it was horrendous and extremely painful,' said Orla McGreal, pictured with son Conor who was born in June. Photo: Mark Condren

'To be honest at the start it was horrendous and extremely painful,' said Orla McGreal, pictured with son Conor who was born in June. Photo: Mark Condren

Orla McGreal said she hopes she is still breastfeeding her son Conor by the time he is six-months-old, and if she makes it to his first birthday “that would be amazing”.

The Dublin woman, who gave birth to Conor in June, found breastfeeding very difficult, but she persevered and aims to continue for as long as possible.


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