I’m sometimes asked by mums-to-be or their family with chequebook poised, what do people need to breastfeed?

When you’re pregnant, what do you need to add to your list and what can you usefully do to get ready?

A lot of people are desperately keen to breastfeed and are determined to make it work but most of their commitment to breastfeeding in pregnancy is buying a super expensive breast pump, a bunch of bottles and a steriliser.

Hold your horses.