40 Weeks to Forever

Is Breastfeeding Supposed to Suck?

Episode Summary

In this episode, Judith chats with Angela Grant Buechner, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse, and Birth Doula about all things babies and breastfeeding. We dispel some common breastfeeding myths, chat about what to look for if things don’t feel right, and how to let go of the guilt when it is time to end your breastfeeding journey.

Episode Notes

0:45 - Mom Montage 
2:27 – The benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the breastfeeding person
3:41 – What to do if breastfeeding isn’t coming naturally and you are struggling to make it work
5:02 – Tips for keeping baby alert and engaged at the breast.
6:20- How to advocate for yourself and your baby to get the help and support you need.
12:05 – How to assess milk supply issues and get through those first few days at home 
18:37 – Dispelling common breastfeeding myths
20:48 – How long is too long?
23:29 – Judith reflects on her “extended”breastfeeding journey.
24:33- How to train your body to stop producing milk and begin weaning 
27:19 – Should you “pump and dump” when consuming alcohol?
31:20 – Mental health + breastfeeding. How to be gentle on yourself 
33:37 – Encouragement and advice for those who choose to breastfeed 
35:17 – Confidence Corner 

About our guest
Angela Grant Buechner

Angela is the President of the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association and is a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and NICU Doula.

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nutmegconsulting.ca | @nutmeg_lc
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