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All About Breastfeeding

Lori Jill Isenstadt from All About Breastfeeding is on a mission to normalize breastfeeding..... all around the world. Learn from mothers who are actively breastfeeding, sharing their personal stories of breastfeeding with ease and babies who just know exactly what to do. Hear intimate stories from mothers about their struggles and pain with breastfeeding. Everyday moms sharing extraordinary stories of what life was like behind their breastfeeding doors. Get help with common concerns such as low milk supply, oversupply, babies who are tongue and lip tied, premature babies, sick babies who are breastfeeding as well as babies who have had surgeries such as heart and cleft surgeries. Book authors and physicians who are huge breastfeeding supporters share their expertise as they all have a common interest. To normalize breastfeeding. Stories about mothering, parenting, pregnancy and postpartum are shared too.
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Dec 30, 2016
  1.  Your baby should have been gradually gaining back any weight loss from the first 4 days, until they were back to birthweight at 2 weeks old.
  2. Breastfeeding should not be painful for you.
  3. Your baby comes to the breast and feedings are comfortable for you.  You should not be experiencing any breast pain or nipple pain.
  1. When your baby is breastfeeding he should be relaxing at breast, focused on feeding, staying put and not coming on and off, multiple times during the feeding.
Your baby should be feeding about 8 times a day.  Perhaps it is 7 or perhaps it is 9 somewhere in there would be normal.
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Dec 26, 2016

Helen has 2 daughters,  ages 24 and 20 years old.  She did breastfeed both of her babies and tells us that it was a very important experience for her and it really formed a lot of her thinking about the research that she did in the early days. 

Dec 23, 2016
There are actually quite a few reasons why you can struggle with early breastfeeding.  Here are some possible scenarios that you might find yourself dealing with a baby who is not breastfeeding well:
 
  1.  Probably the most common reason for a hard start is a premature birth.  When babies are born early it can make it more difficult for them to breastfeed.
  2. The reasons can be numerous so it is not helpful at this point to conjecture.  What we really want to do is say.. okay, this is the situation, now what do we do about it.
  3. Ohhh, I love this question because it is probably one of the most easiest questions I get to answer.
Dec 16, 2016
Engorgement is the swelling or congestion of body tissues.
When we are referring to breast engorgement, we are describing the painful swelling that occurs when the breasts become  very full and very firm.  Sometimes the breasts are actually hard and all these sensations lead to very painful breasts.  They can feel very heavy, sometimes throbbing, you noticed your skin is quite stretched and sometimes this fullness and firmness leads to your armpits.  Engorgement can affect one or both breasts. 
Dec 14, 2016

Bed sharing is having the babies sleep in the same bed as the adults.  This is what I did.when my kids were young. I didn't know it at the time because it just seemed right and it helped me get some much needed rest, however,   Bed sharing was very common up to the 19th century.  People use to sleep in very close quarters to each other, places were small, sleeping with each other kept people warm at night.  What changed?    Houses got bigger, babies were given their own room, the baby crib industry grew and more and more babies were put in their own crib.  In the scheme of things, meaning bed sharing has been happening since the beginning of time,  This nightime habit is relatively news.  Bed sharing and co-sleeping has been shown to save babies lives, promotes bonding,and enables parents to get more sleep.

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Dec 9, 2016

Your baby is now 4-5 days old.  You are just beginning to get the hang of breastfeeding. Sure you might feel awkward with it all, however, you are now getting use to a baby feeding at your breast 8 times a day. You are continuing to experiment with different positions to find which ones seem to work best for you and your baby.  In some places you will find you need to use a pillow and a stool. Other places where you breastfeed, your set up will be different

 

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Dec 7, 2016
The matter of need is somewhat open for interpretation, as are many things.  When I think of need as a modern woman, I think of - If for whatever reason, a mother cannot breastfeed her baby.  Whether it is because she has died she is too sick to breastfeed, she has been separated from her baby or she has no milk to provide for her baby. Need to woman centuries ago could have been defined as - She needs to get back to conceiving babies and the act of breastfeeding acts as one form of contraception.  Customs are for her to get breeding again as soon as she could.  The  need also arose from what was expected of her in society, which was to delegate all physical work to others to demonstrate her own and her family's high status.  
Dec 5, 2016

Bed-sharing is just one of the ways that a family might co-sleep, but it is frequently practiced by breastfeeding mothers. One of the biggest issues when it comes to bed-sharing is safety.   Some sources publicize bed-sharing as an unsafe practice, no matter how it’s done, but there are ways to sleep safely while bed-sharing if you follow guidelines for safe sleep surfaces and safe sleep sharing

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Dec 2, 2016
The first 24 hours:
 
If all went well with your birth and you and your baby do not need any special care, it is best if you do what you can to spend the first 24 hours just being with your baby.  We like to call it your "babymoon" time.  Your physical body and emotional mind has been through a lot of changes from pregnancy to birth to postpartum.  You have gone through a lot in the last 9 months.  Here is what you can expect the first 24 hours:
 
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