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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5 replies

  1. 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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  2. 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 ❤

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