Not all women are able to breastfeed exclusively. How do you know if supplementation is needed? How do you cope with the shock and disappointment?
At some point during pregnancy you probably heard a myth or two about breastfeeding. While some were helpful, others probably seemed a bit crazy. In this episode, we're separating fact from fiction by revealing the most common myths and misconceptions when breastfeeding infants.
The separation between mother and baby while in the NICU can be difficult. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success under these circumstances?
Jaundice is normal in most all newborns, and is slightly more common in breastfed babies. How is jaundice handled in the breastfed baby and how does the treatment impact the breastfeeding relationship long term?
Is your Pediatrician supportive of breastfeeding? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. So how do you find a physician who will be helpful to you as you breastfeed your baby? And what's the best way to discuss breastfeeding issues with your Pediatrician?
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.
You planned to exclusively breastfeed your baby, but there have been some bumps in your breastfeeding journey. One option is to supplement your baby with another mother's breast milk. And social media has paved the way for many mothers to bypass the milk banks and find mothers who are donating their own milk. But is milk sharing safe? What are the main risks and benefits? Learn more from women who have both donated and received milk directly from another mother.
When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems like everyone has an opinion they want to share. But, that doesn't mean the information is always accurate. This episode explores common myths and misconceptions when it comes to milk supply.
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?
We know that breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. Well, if it's so perfect, than why are so many moms asked to supplement with Vitamin D? Why are health care providers so concerned? Is this recommendation really warranted?
Breastfeeding more than one child can be challenging, especially when they're late preterm twins. Why are these babies more inconsistent in their nursing patterns? What's the most efficient way to feed them?
Breast milk alone may not provide all the vitamins a growing baby needs. What other essentials are needed and when should your baby get them?