Congratulations! You have a new baby and have decided to breastfeed. I applaud your decision because breastfeeding offers many benefits for you and your baby. Michelle Carlson, RN, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant, discusses the common challenges of breastfeeding discomfort and what to do:
Breast milk is a great source of nutrition for your baby and has benefits for mom too. Every mother’s experience with breastfeeding is different and Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, knows moms need support and encouragement to reach their breastfeeding goals.
Some breastfed babies refuse to take a bottle. Even so, with a little work and preplanning you should be able to get your baby to drink your breast milk from a bottle. Michelle Carlson, RN, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant, gives her top tips for transitioning your baby from breastfeeding to drinking pumped breast milk from a bottle: