We all have personal stories that help shape our breastfeeding journey. Today you’ll meet Miriam Valdez who tragically lost her second child within the first month after birth. Miriam shares her experience breastfeeding through pregnancy and the lost of her newborn baby. Plus, learn how continuing to breastfeed her older toddler helped Miriam heal from this difficult situation.
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Breastfeeding can look a lot different for adoptive parents. So, what are your options? Did you know you can induce lactation and breastfeed your baby without giving birth? Can you get a full milk supply? And what different ways can you help supplement? Today you’ll hear from two moms who induced lactation for their own adopted children.
We know breast milk is best for our babies, but how exact does it help and protect their immune systems? What immune disorders are specifically impacted by our infant’s nutrition? And what makes breast milk so powerful that some cultures consider it “white blood”? Today we’re learning why mother’s milk is widely known as the perfect food for your baby.
If you have a pea size lump in your breast that’s tender when breastfeeding, then you could have a plugged milk duct. What are some of the symptoms? What causes these lumps and how can you tell the different between a plugged milk duct and mastitis? Plus, we’ll explain how you can treat it and prevent it from coming back.
Are you expecting to have a cesarean or “belly birth” soon? Are you curious about how your surgery will impact your breastfeeding relationship with your new baby? Get the facts about breastfeeding after cesarean. How soon can you feed your baby? How important is skin to skin contact? And what do you need to know about babies who are unusually sleepy.
Sexual abuse can greatly impact your breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. What are the main signs of trauma? How can you overcome those emotions and create a positive experience? In this episode, you’ll meet sexual abuse survivors and hear what worked best for them.
Women with large breasts often have concerns when breastfeeding their babies. Will you somehow smother your little one? Could you produce too much milk and become engorged? Will your flow be faster and more uncomfortable for your baby? Today you’ll hear from large breasted women who are successfully breastfeeding their babies about what works best for them!
It if seems like your baby always want to breastfeed, then your baby may be cluster feeding. Why do babies cluster feed? Could it be a sign of a growth spurt? What should you do if your baby is nursing non-stop? And how can cluster feedings impact milk supply?