In this episode I talk to Katie, mama to two and Jamie, mama to four, IBCLC, RN and MA in Counselling Psychology candidate. Katie shares her journey in breastfeeding including challenges with mastitis, oversupply and latch all of which contributed to mental health distress in the postpartum period. We talk how to prepare for infant feeding in pregnancy, what to expect in the first 24-48 hours postpartum and what to do if breastfeeding is not working well for you.
Know that while breastfeeding is natural; it is not always easy. Know that while breastfeeding does offer health benefits to your baby; nothing benefits your baby more than a healthy mama. If breastfeeding is not working for you, know that there are other infant feeding options out there and that you are still a good mom, no matter HOW you choose to feed your baby.
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