As the world continues to grapple with how to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers have unique concerns and questions regarding how to best protect their babies and themselves. Here are some preventative best practices and what to do if you, as a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, are exposed to or contract COVID-19.
Any breastfeeding mother will tell you that it was the support she received from her partner, first and foremost, that impacted her ability to feed her baby. Learn 6 ways to support her!
Most mothers are stressed when they have a new baby. I absolutely remember how tiring it is to be a mother – and especially when you’re a breastfeeding mother. Being tired is on my mind right now, because in the midst of working with a new breastfeeding mother of a six-day-old, she flat-out told me that, “this breastfeeding thing is taking way too much of my time.” I was left flabbergasted and flap-jawed.
Mixed Messages- what do to when everyone is telling you something different?
Choosing your providers with care is the first step to a healthy outcome. They are your first line of defense when making full informed consent decisions about your care or your child’s care.
Not lactating? No Problem!
There are several ways the non-lactating partner can bond with their baby. Read more here.