Six Breastfeeding Myths Busted!

Unfortunately, breastfeeding is extremely misunderstood in our culture. We no longer have a society where all babies are breastfed and girls learn from their mothers how to manage pregnancy and postpartum challenges, normal or abnormal. Many women are left feeling like a stranded boat navigating stormy waters when they become mothers. They get occasional calls over the radio with advice that’s not always accurate. There are many myths surrounding breastfeeding. Today I want to talk about a few myths that most moms can probably benefit from learning a little more about! Myth: Mothers should allow breasts to refill between feeds It is a common misunderstanding that breasts need to feel full

Managing Breast Engorgement

Disclaimer: This post may contain some affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Engorgement. Just the sound of the word can be off putting. This may be, for many moms, the most dreaded part of the postpartum experience. Whether or not you choose to breastfeed, you're likely going to have some breast engorgement. How can a breastfeeding mother handle this engorgement? What kind of challenges can it cause? Is there a way to prevent engorgement? Lets start by defining engorgement: Engorgement is the swelling of breasts caused by the influx of milk, lymphatic fluid, and "third spacing". Preventing Engorgement Can

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