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Comments

  1. Cara says

    This is a fantastic article! I am supporting a young family member through her journey in breastfeeding and I believe this is a realistic way to approach it. I breastfed my son 17 years ago, and the lactation consultant I had told me to give up and go to formula because she felt “I wasn’t dedicated enough” (I was in incredible pain for well over a month and she couldn’t figure out why – inverted nipples? Not that difficult to diagnose). According to her, if I didn’t do it right, I shouldn’t do it at all! I was young and the first in my family to breastfeed, so I took her advice as the rule as no one else could guide me. I ended up pumping and supplementing, but I hung in there as long as I could. The all or nothing approach does a huge disservice to these mothers. Likewise, the “well, if it hurts, you are doing it wrong – you must not be very dedicated” does not promote breastfeeding – obviously not accomplishing the goal of LLL. I see the tide turning, and I think everyone (including my niece – who is doing great after a few initial hurdles – which I reassured her are normal) appreciates it. However, if she decides to move to formula/combo/EBF, I will support her unconditionally – feed that baby!!!



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