Spotlight! for Parents Lactation Derailment Can Begin in the Hospital: 10 Tips for Avoiding a Trainwreck

I came across this great article from Bay Area Breastfeeding & Education (BABE, for short) that describes how small events can hinder breastfeeding during your hospital stay 😃 My biggest advice? Educate yourself prior to delivery!

Lactation Derailment Can Begin in the Hospital:

10 Tips for Avoiding a Trainwreck.

 

Until my next delivery ❤


5 thoughts on “Spotlight! for Parents Lactation Derailment Can Begin in the Hospital: 10 Tips for Avoiding a Trainwreck

  • August 11, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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    How about a simple sign-“Infant feeding in progress-Everyone please do not interrupt unless a medical NECESSITY” . This has worked for us after delivery through discharge!!

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      • August 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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        Well, I’ve been told it was in violation of confidentiality. I tried to do it at the hospital I worked at and was told no. Of course that was years ago. And I’ve had families completely ignore me when I ask them to wait to go in. But absolutely it would be great! It would have to be big and bold!

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  • August 28, 2015 at 12:49 am
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    My advice: do all of the above, educate yourself and talk to your health care team about signs of true low supply/lactation failure (brick dust urine, weight loss/little-no weight gain in baby, signs of dehydration beyond brick dust urine – lethargy, no tears, dry mouth, sunken fontanel, persistent jaundice where pathologic causes have been ruled out – etc) so you know when to supplement IF you NEED to (a well fed baby is more vigorous at the breast and can stimulate milk supply better than an underfed/struggling baby), and if you have a history of true low supply/lactation failure (like me, I have IGT – a congenital deformity of my breasts that affects the milk making tissue) go to the hospital prepared with an SNS and donor milk and/or formula so baby can get all feeds at the breast without needing to use a bottle!

    I “inclusively” breastfed my son for 13 months with a Medela SNS, my milk, and formula <3

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