I had the pleasure of attending the Arizona Department of Health's LATCH-AZ event last Friday. The seminar was presented by Dr. Katie Hinde, Associate Professor at the Arizona State University School of Human Evolution & Social Change; Center for Evolution & Medicine. Her perspective on the biological and evolutionary development of lactation was fascinating!! Be sure to follow her blog, Mammals Suck...Milk!, to read her layperson's version of her published work, as well as insight into her work in progress.
One of the gems that she shared from research (not yet published - and coming soon!!) confirmed the anecdotal evidence collected across years of teaching students who choose to breastfeed. The first breastfeeding experience is not necessarily a predictor or indicative of what a mother may experience with subsequent pregnancies/babies. Even if a mom had trouble with her milk supply the first time around, there may be hope if she wants to try to breastfeed the next Sweet Pea.
It was encouraging to know that "the coming-soon evidence" shows there is quite possibly a chance for mothers who want to grow their families to have a different breastfeeding journey; even if the first breastfeeding experience didn't work out as expected. (I will update this post with a link to the published research as soon as it is available). To that end, I want to share a VLOG we did last year with our friends Desiree Allison, IBCLC at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center and Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, who is now at The Milk Spot.
In this VLOG, they share ideas for mothers who do want to give breastfeeding another go as they grow their family:
You can read the full text with "how-to" tips from the original post HERE. We will be back next week with a new VLOG and special installment of Q&A with SPB: Breastfeeding Edition; the Q&A portion will be answered by one of our amazing local IBCLCs.
Do you have a question for our local IBCLCs?
Leave it in the comments and we will get it answered as best we can this month!
Breastfeeding Awareness Month events happening this August:
Chandler-Gilbert La Leche League
Live, Latch, Love
August 13, 2016 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Click HERE for more info
Phoenix La Leche League: Live, Latch, Love
As part of the LLL area conference
August 26th, 5-7 PM
Embassy Suites Biltmore
La Leche League Conference
August 26-28, 2016
Embassy Suites Biltmore
Register Here: www.lllofaz.org/area-conference
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