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Breastfeeding Basics

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Breastfeeding Basics

On this episode, I welcome Melissa Mancini (@more_than_milk on Instagram). She is a mother of two, registered nurse, and certified lactation consultant.

She answers breastfeeding and pumping questions such as:

  • How can a mother best prepare herself postpartum for BF?
  • What are some must haves for a mother who is choosing to BF?
  • What is the physiology behind BF?
  • Why does cluster feeding happen?
  • What is better? Feeding on demand or feeding on a schedule?
  • When can we introduce a pacifier?
  • What are the biggest hurdles to establishing BF?
  • What can a mother do about pain with BF?
  • Are nipple shields okay?
  • When should we incorporate pumping, especially if a mother is going back to work?
  • How often should a mother pump?
  • What is powerpumping?

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