*I’ll update this section as time goes on. Here are a few questions that I’ve been asked on several occasions:
Why should I breastfeed my baby?
There’s not right or wrong answer, of course. Breastfeeding is almost always beneficial for both mom and the baby. For the baby, it has gut health and immune boosting properties. For the mother, it burns calories, helps with birth control (in the beginning) and it’s essentially free. Breastmilk is the right temperature and usually the right amount for your baby. It is the perfect drink because it’s made for them.
For how long should I breastfeed my baby?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusively breastfeeding until 6 months of age. WHO also states that breastfeeding with complementary foods up to 2 years of age or older is appropriate. While these recommendations are noted, there is no right or wrong answer for how long YOU personally should breastfeed your baby. Every baby/family situation is different. I’m here to help you achieve any of your breastfeeding goals.
Does breastfeeding hurt?
Yes and no! In the initial days of breastfeeding, there may be discomfort. It’s a new sensation for your body and make cause you to feel nipple soreness. If breastfeeding continues to be painful beyond the first week, you should contact a LC to assess a feeding and address what could be causing pain.