More Than Sleep Show Episode 24: A Trick for Supplementing While Learning to Breastfeed

By Carrie Bruno

May 25, 2019

Carrie is the founder of The Mama Coach. She is a RN, IBCLC lactation consultant, sleep consultant and mama of two little guys. She leads the nationwide team of Mama Coaches and is committed to making motherhood easier.

Welcome to More Than Sleep Show With The Mama Coach!

This is a no judgement zone where we cover all things motherhood. From Pregnancy to breastfeeding, sleep and everything in between- we’re here for support!

Welcome to our  “More than Sleep” show!

I want you all to know this is a safe space- ask me anything and lets talk about all things motherhood!

You can find us Monday’s and Wednesdays at 9:30 am MST. Maybe the baby is sleeping? Tune in.. and tune in if he’s not and maybe we can help!

Today on More Than Sleep With The Mama Coach:

A trick to supplementing while learning to breastfeed

Today I really wanted to talk about supplementing while you’re learning how to breastfeed. I like to think that learning is the appropriate term here. Although babies are born knowing how to suck, it is still a relationship that needs to be built between the mama and the babe. And it takes some figuring out! Learning how to breastfeed can resemble somewhat of a roller coaster- you can have one really good feed, and the next it can go completely the opposite way, and you may feel like you’re back to square one. 

Be patient with yourself and your baby and try to take it feed by feed. If you’re already thinking of the next feed while you’re still on your first one, it can become stressful very quickly. 

This week I had the pleasure of working with 2 mamas who were struggling with breastfeeding. They were working on building their milk supply, but the babies were not latching at the breast! Tune in to learn the trick we found helped their babies latch! 

For extra information and tips on breastfeeding, make sure to check out the articles below! 

Sucking: How Do Babies Actually Do This?
Top 5 Breastfeeding questions
Best Positions to Breastfeed When You Have Large Breasts

 

As always, we’re here to help! If you are struggling with any aspect of breastfeeding or even sleep with your little one, reach out to a Mama Coach in your area. You got this mama! 

 

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