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 ❤


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K. K RNC-OB
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K. K RNC-OB

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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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… Read more »

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