Breastfeeding Tips from a Certified Lactation Counselor
If you’re having reservations about breastfeeding, if you’re dealing with the struggles it can entail, if you’re looking for some support – you’ve got it here.
Are you a breastfeeding mother?
I am not.
There were many reasons why I didn’t breastfeed; the biggest was fear. I often find myself wondering what it would have been like to breastfeed my babies, and sometimes I condemn myself for not overcoming my reservations as I wonder if my son’s learning disabilities or my daughter’s asthma and allergies could have been prevented, if I had.
With my first baby, no one really worked to encourage me to give it a go. And with my second, I found it a little odd that no one but my male doctor encouraged me that time either, which only fed my hesitation. I loved my doctor, but how would he know what it was like to feed a baby with his breast?
Maybe, just maybe if I had a lactation counselor like EverydayFamily’s very own Sara McTigue, then perhaps I would have felt more receptive to it.
If you’re having reservations about breastfeeding, if you’re dealing with the struggles it can entail, if you’re looking for some support – you’ve got it here — read on about breastfeeding help from Certified Lactation Counselors.
If you’re wondering what breastfeeding can guarantee. Sara answers that for you, here. Her wisdom and charming ability to tell it like it is, will leave you wishing she were literally by your side throughout your breastfeeding journey.
Are you a breastfeeding mom of multiples? Read: More Tips for Breastfeeding Twins and Multiples.
When I read Sara’s story about her experience with mastitis, I literally shed tears. She is a true inspiration, not only to breastfeeding moms, but to all mothers. It is a must read, find it here.
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The breastfeeding misconceptions you may hear, may not actually be accurate. Read this, as Sara busts these wide open, letting you know that you can breastfeed!
Have you taken the EverydayFamily breastfeeding course? It's here, and it is full of helpful information.
Breastfeeding is a pretty big deal, so big in fact, that the world has dedicated an entire week to it. Find support, and read about the cause and some of the issues it addresses, here.
One would think that because breastfeeding is so natural, that it would be easy. But no, this is not the case with breastfeeding. It comes with a lot of fear and challenges such as mastitis, let-down issues, and achieving proper latch but you aren't alone in these fears.
We hope that the resources Sara has put together here at EverydayFamily through her knowledge as a Certified Lactation Counselor, as well as personal experiences as a breastfeeding mother will help you along the way.
What has been your biggest breastfeeding challenge?