Today's Q&A with SPB might be helpful to families who are anxious to avoid "nipple confusion", something that makes it harder for babies to breastfeed when they have had an early introduction to bottle feeding.
Instead of supplemental feeding of breastmilk or formula with a bottle, this technique is one of the feeding strategies that a family might want to try in order to feed baby and keep things happy at the breast.
Here is our Q&A with SPB question of the week, answered by our friend Michelle Hottya the IBCLC over at The Milk Spot.
This is part of an "In Their Own Words" series in honor of
Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2013. Here at Sweet Pea Births we celebrate
and honor all breastfeeding relationships, and want to share these stories with
you to empower and inspire you. No
matter how the journey starts, with help, support, and persistence, most
mothers can achieve the breastfeeding relationship they want with their
nurslings. If you would like to submit your story, please email me at
I am happy to share information about lactation care as it relates to the Affordable Care Act with you today. Desiree, a friend of mine from Phoenix, has been kind enough to share her vast knowledge on the topic. She has spent countless hours on the phone with the insurance companies learning how to best use the law in favor of nursing mothers. This is the first in a three-part series on how you, as a lactating mama, can use the Affordable Care Act to your advantage.
What a relief, to know that you might be able
to use insurance to cover Lactation Consults in the early days after you
deliver your baby.