Common Breastfeeding Criticisms And The Research To Bust Them!

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As breastfeeding mothers we hear criticism and questionings from family, friends and strangers frequently.  I wanted to hear from mothers out there on the negative statements and questions people have said to them. I received over 350 comments from people on Facebook when I asked this question!  Here are some of their answers and my responses.  One of the hardest ...

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Should I just give up? What to do when breastfeeding is really hard…

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It’s the most heartbreaking and most difficult question for me to answer, “Should I just give up? How long should I keep doing this…waiting for breastfeeding to just happen easily? Will it ever work?” There are many different situations where a woman might ask herself these questions. Those who are struggling with low-supply, a baby with reflux, painful breastfeeding, recurrent ...

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The latch looks great! Really?! Tell that to my burning nipple…

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Causes of nipple pain while breastfeeding and why it does not matter what someone thinks of the latch… “The latch looks fine! “Ooooohhhh wait, that doesn’t look right” The following photo states this is a “correct” latch, however for many women the latch will never look like this, even though it’s correct for them! “He is not latched on right” ...

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Why Breast Is Not “Best”.

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Breast is not best but is in fact, the biological norm. My breasts are not best, but it is what my baby is looking for when he sucks his hand and moves his head. My breasts are not best, but they are what comforts him instantly when crying, hungry, sad, hurt, scared or bored. Breast is not best because then ...

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How do I get my kid out of my bed?!

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“Never let your baby into your bed! You’ll never get them out!”  Have you heard that one before? I did many times as a new mother.  My husband and I were still in college at the time, the first of our friends to have a baby. We were completely clueless about all things babies.  Breastfeeding was going well for me, ...

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Breastfeeding Three Year Old Triplets!

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“In a few days my triplets will be three years old. They are walking and talking, they are inquisitive and socialised, they eat three meals plus snacks and drink from a cup, they have all their teeth, they are independent. And they are breastfed. Yes, still…” Davina is one of my breastfeeding idols. Her triplets have never had donor breastmilk or formula, ...

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Nine reasons my child is not “too old” to breastfeed…

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I have written before on my blog about the first time I saw a breastfeeding toddler. I was at the house of a mother I had only just met. She was a La Leche League Leader (volunteer breastfeeding counsellor) and mother of two. Her youngest who was about 18 months old at the time, jumped up onto her lap while ...

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How To Lose Weight While Breastfeeding!

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The Do’s and DO NOT’S to weight loss while boobin’ your baby! Having had three babies, my body has gone through many changes. Seriously, my ass was the size of a small mountain when I was pregnant with my first. I had so much extra fluid I could have survived on my fluid retention alone if I had be stranded on ...

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Why Our Breastfed Babies and Toddlers Wake So Frequently…

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**This article was originally published in Kids On The Coast Issue 64 September/October 2014 Sleep deprivation is something every mother understands. Being pushed to the brink of insanity from frequent night waking, that feeling of being woken almost immediately after just falling asleep. Sleep deprivation is the cruelest form of torture! As a breastfeeding mum who is the one and only person ...

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Blame it on breastfeeding one more time…and I might just throw up a little bit.

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Here’s the thing…as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant I talk every day to women who are seeking help with breastfeeding. Almost every single one of these women (including myself) have heard someone tell them that “X” is happening BECAUSE THEY ARE BREASTFEEDING. What is this “X” I speak of? Well depending on who you are talking to it can be a variety of interesting ...

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