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Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges - How to work through the learning challenges of breastfeeding?

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How to work through the learning challenges of breastfeeding.


Transcript:

00:08
Michele T: When I had Alana, I think I was unprepared for what
00:10
breastfeeding really entailed.
00:12
She had a very strong latch and it hurt a lot and I wasn’t
00:17
prepared for that and I wasn’t prepared for how to counter it
00:20
and how to care for it and work through it.
00:23
Michelle K: What I did not know is that if you have a good
00:25
latch it really won't hurt, and if you don’t have a good latch
00:29
it will hurt.
00:30
But if it does hurt there are things that you can do to correct
00:32
that.
00:33
Also, what I did not know and learned along the way, which was a
00:36
challenge, was the more time I spend with my babies, the more
00:40
milk I’m going to produce and it’s going to keep that regular
00:42
production of milk.
00:43
So for as much as people wanted to come and give me a break if
00:48
I’ve been working all week, it really wasn’t helpful to my
00:52
breastfeeding relationship if they were taking the baby away
00:55
from me all of the time.
00:56
I really needed to have that contact with my baby and be around
00:59
her.
01:00
Jamilah Ellis: My biggest breastfeeding challenge was just kind
01:03
of understanding everything you have to do when you’re trying to
01:05
provide breast milk for a premature infant.
01:10
I didn’t have all the right information at the time and so I
01:12
wasn’t pumping as often as I need to.
01:14
You need to pump on a schedule like your baby would eat if you
01:18
have a preemie who’s away from you and not able to breastfeed.
01:21
And so kind of just learning, getting all the right information
01:24
and knowing what to do would have been really helpful in
01:27
possibly making that breastfeeding continue a little longer than
01:30
it did.
01:31
Dr. Sahira Long: As a mom I faced some barriers just because
01:36
breastfeeding wasn’t something that was discussed in my family
01:39
until I had my son.
01:41
My husband was definitely supportive, so that wasn’t really an
01:44
issue, but more of our extended family, you know, my, the
01:48
questions from family members when my son was two months old,
01:52
like, “You’re still doing that?” You know, and, “Yes, I am.
01:55
And I’m going to be doing it for at least 12 months, so prepare
01:58
to ask that question until then.”




Related:

- https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t04oa (The benefits of breastfeeding)

- https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t04k1 (Uncovering breastfeeding misconceptions)

- https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t03i4 (Making the decision to breastfeed)

- https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t06ej (Is my baby getting enough milk?)

- https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t03yw (Secrets to breastfeeding success)


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