What happens when life throws you a curveball and you’re unable to breastfeed? What? Is that even possible? Weren’t our bodies designed to nourish our babies? If you’re a mom struggling with not being able to breastfeed your baby- you’re not alone. And sometimes you just need to let go.
We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?
Breastfeeding your first baby didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned and you ended up formula-feeding your baby. Or perhaps that was the plan all along. But you want things to be different with your second child. This time, your plan is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. It’s easy to say, but how difficult is this transition? And what tips can help you along the way?
We know regular exposure to lead isn’t good for our bodies. So, we avoid lead based paints, toys and other products. But what do you do when the lead is in your drinking water? That’s exactly what’s currently happening in Flint, Michigan. How does this exposure impact moms providing breast milk to their babies? How do you know if you’re levels are too high? And what can be done about it? Today we’re learning all about lead exposure and breastfeeding.
It is still possible to exclusively breastfeed your baby after early supplementation. How does the type of supplementation impact the situation? How can you protect your milk supply? And how can you wean your baby off the supplementation?
Breastfeeding mothers are sometimes faced with the dilemma of not being able to produce enough milk for their babies. If you have low milk supply, what are your options? What are the pros and cons for each option? And how do you make the best choice for you and your little one?