Born to be Breastfed
About This Show
Every new mother hears that breast is best. Many decide to breastfeed so their baby has the best. But soon after birth, the days are often fraught with sleep deprivation and conflicting messages from peers, family members, and health care professionals. Later, negative messages from the media and critical comments from family members and others may trigger mothers to question their decision. Feelings of inadequacy, intimidation and societal pressure to wean can cause mothers to give up breastfeeding before meeting their goals.
The aim of this show is to empower parents to overcome the barriers that keep them from beginning or continuing to breastfeed. Through discussion of hospital practices, milk supply, medications, returning to work, milk storage options, and more, this show will provide an informed and supportive voice for new families and established families, so that they can take charge of their breastfeeding experience from conception through weaning.
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Encore: Tweak and Ye Shall Find Success
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mothers start out with the goal of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months. But
often things don’t go as the mother had hoped. Perhaps she needed a cesarean
delivery, or maybe her baby was born early. Any number of issues could arise to
threaten her early successes. And then there are the later-appearing
challenges. It may feel as if she is running an all-night smorgasbord and yet
her baby is constantly hungry. Perhaps, despite careful use of the prescribed
medication, she can’t beat a recurrent case of thrush! Or maybe she returned to
work with seemingly airtight plans for combining breastfeeding and working, but
found that pumping her milk just isn’t working the way she wants. It may feel
as if you need a major overhaul of your life and your body to meet your
breastfeeding goals, but sometimes just small tweaks can help you to succeed!
Tune in to find out more. This episode features a special segment on flange
alternatives with Jon Gillan of Pumpin' Pal.