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June #LactationLunch Twitter Party

Posted by UpSpring on 6/18/2015 to Breastfeeding

#LactationLunch Breastfeeding Twitter Party

June 24, 2015 | Noon – 1pm CST

UpSpring Lactation Consultant, Janet Jones, IBCLC, will discuss one of the most frequently asked about breastfeeding topics “Pumping and Returning to Work.”

10 Breastfeeding Truths

Posted by UpSpring with Janet Jones, IBCLC on 6/17/2015 to Breastfeeding

10 Breastfeeding Truths

Many new moms will hear lots of breastfeeding horror stories, see formula advertisements or even receive "just in case" formula samples in the mail. These stories and advertisements often plant a seed of low confidence and cause you to question your ability to perform the first task as a mother - to feed your infant. Below is a compilation of some of the most common difficulties along with breastfeeding truths and helpful information to hopefully make new moms feel more confident and prepared.

1. Every mom wants the best for her baby

Expectations put upon moms today are very intense and our societal support structure hasn't quite caught up with the science of why breastfeeding is important. There are many efforts to help moms get breastfeeding support after delivery, avoid embarrassing discrimination while breastfeeding in public, and support moms going back to work. Despite these efforts, many moms still face challenges and do not reach their breastfeeding goals. Regardless of how you define breastfeeding success, you are a good mom and no one can care for your baby better than you. Have confidence that you are doing what is best for your baby and your family.