Katy and I began today's show talking about the need to educate the public about the basics of breastfeeding. We agreed that it is more than likely the lack of knowledge about how breastfeeding works rather than judgments that gets in the way of the public having patience and tolerance for the breastfeeding mother. You do you. I am going to worry about me and let's just be kind and supportive of each other.
Laura is the oldest of 6 kids. The first 4 kids were very close in age. Her dad was a truck driver. Her Mom took care of the kids and worked part time. Laura tells us that they did not have a lot of money, but as kids, she really did not know that.
Karey Northington is the owner of Northington Fitness and Nutrition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Nursing and Psychology and is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist though the ISSA. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals without restriction. Karey is also an IFBB professional athlete who competes in the bikini division and a published fitness model. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of a sweet 6 year old boy, Nolan.
Betsy is a Native Texan and was born in Dallas, Texas. Her dad is an episcopal minister and her mom is a Christian education director. She has 1 sister who is 22 months older. Betsy describes her family as a very loving and very supportive family for which she is grateful for. She had a great childhood and was always told that she could do anything in the world that she wanted to. Betsy said that she always knew she loved babies almost from birth. She played with a lot of babies and babysat a lot when she was a teenager.
Very simply put, the way medications are passed on to the baby during pregnancy and during lactation differ. The gestational age and doseage during pregnancy is taken into consideration. The infants age and doseage is considered during lactation. At one point, your baby may be old enough to handle a certain medication taken at a certain doseage and for a period of time. However, the same medication, duration and dose would not be safe as it crosses the placenta and affects the baby more actively in utero.
Amy is from Massapequa, Long Island, which is in New York. Which was a huge and wonderful surprise to Lori as she also grew up in Massapequa. We grew up about 10 minutes from each other! We had fun going down memory lane for a few minutes before carrying on with the rest of the show. We talked about what the culture was like in the 1950s and 1960s for our mothers and the reasons they did not breastfeed, which were for similar reasons. Amy left Massapequa to go to college, then lived in New York City, until moving to Sweden in 2000