A mother's breastfeeding experience changes drastically over time, starting from her child's birth throughout the months of her baby's life. Today we're continuing our series "Breastfeeding Expectations", where we follow three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. This month, find out if our moms have settled into a schedule when nursing their babies. Are they getting any sleep at night? Are they facing any new breastfeeding challenges?
We often take for granted having modern conveniences at our fingertips. But for many moms who do not live in urban communities, these plans look a little different. What if the nearest hospital was 40 minutes or more from your house? What if you only have one health clinic in your town? What does it look like for a mom seeking breastfeeding support right after birth in these circumstances? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to breastfeed in a rural community.
Many women face harassment and ridicule while nursing their children in public. What does this harassment typically look like? What exactly are the laws that protect a woman's right to nurse in public? And what should you do if this happens to you?
Breastfeeding support is critical for a new mom. Extended support groups, both online and off, are sometimes referred to as "mama tribes". Why are these groups so important and how can they help you on your breastfeeding journey?
Just because moms have the right to breastfeed in public, doesn't mean everyone will be supportive. The news is filled with moms who are constantly being attacked for nursing their babies on demand in public areas. We know it's going to happen, so what can we do as breastfeeding supporters to help encourage moms whenever possible? The answer may seem simple, but sticking up for others isn't always easy. Today we're talking about how to support moms who choose to nurse in public.
Breastfeeding is a commitment which can be challenging at times. And sometimes the smallest gesture of kindness or complementary words can help build up a breastfeeding mom’s confidence and keep her nursing for as long as possible. What can you do to support the breastfeeding mom in your life? We have some great ideas for partners, family and friends.
All breastfeeding and pumping moms need support. And many times, you can find mom-to-mom support through social media groups and forums where help is available 24/7. But what do you need to know before joining these groups? What can you expect to gain from being part of them? And what are the basic dos and don’ts when it comes to advising other moms?
Partner support can be absolutely crucial to a breastfeeding mom's view of success. Learn more about a national campaign with the mission of de-stigmatizing public breastfeeding while encouraging partner support.
It's the last episode in our series where we follow three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing, and how are they overcoming them to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?
The Affordable Care Act provides comprehensive benefits for pregnant and post-partum women including breastfeeding equipment and counseling from trained lactation consultants. How can you get the help you need to support your breastfeeding goals?
How do you get breastfeeding off to a great start so you don't need the help of a lactation consultant? Learn what our panelists did to prepare. Do breastfeeding classes and support groups really work? How does your birth team impact your success?
It's important to get breastfeeding off to a great start- from the moment your baby is born. Depending on where you deliver, this may be easier said than done. What are the most common "booby traps" you could face and how can you overcome them?