Lactation consultant on the team
Wondering how to have the right milk supply? How to avoid nipple pain? And how to get back to work while breastfeeding ?
Some of the topics she usually discusses with moms and moms to be:
- How to prepare for breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding basics
- Traveling while breastfeeding
- Breast infection (mastitis)
- Nipple pain not caused by incorrect latch
- Re-lactation and increasing milk supply
- Nursing strikes
- Pumping and getting back to work
- Pumping while traveling for baby
- Removing formula supplementation
The World Health Organization recommends “that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods, while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.”
The fact is that 99% of mothers are able to breastfeed but the most recent studies in Lebanon revealed that only 14.7% of moms in Lebanon follow the WHO recommendation of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months. Research suggests that breastfeeding education and lactation consultation has a positive effect on the duration of breastfeeding.
You CAN breastfeed and it can be a beautiful experience, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!