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I'm A Breastfeeding Advocate

Anonymous
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Ask me anything (including if you need advice).

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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Cmgmqmmom
by Sass Queen on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM
How did you become one? What qualifications did you need?
myempyreofdirt
by Platinum Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Can losing your appetite immediately after giving birth cause your body not to produce milk? Not sure if you'd know that, but I've been wondering.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM
I've breast fed for six out if the past ten years, so in good. But here is a bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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You have to realise there are Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Advocates. I'm studying to be a LC, but currently am only an advocate. I strongly believe that breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and baby; but I've also been on the other side of the fence. I became an advocate through a local BFing group, because I wanted to help moms.

For being a BA you don't need qualifications but knowledge in breastfeeding obviously helps. To be a LC you generally have to do nursing or midwifery.


Quoting Cmgmqmmom:

How did you become one? What qualifications did you need?



KaylinC03
by Platinum Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:03 AM

What breast pump do you recommend?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM


Generally a simple loss of appetite will not affect your ability to feed; however not eating properly can. However, loss of appetite can often be a symptom of a medical issue and should always be checked out immediately; because a medical issue can cause milk to dry up / not be produced.

Quoting myempyreofdirt:

Can losing your appetite immediately after giving birth cause your body not to produce milk? Not sure if you'd know that, but I've been wondering.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Based on personal experience as well as hearing from others, definitely an Avent Electric.


Quoting KaylinC03:

What breast pump do you recommend?



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:05 AM


Good on you, and thank you :)

Quoting Anonymous:

I've breast fed for six out if the past ten years, so in good. But here is a bump



KaylinC03
by Platinum Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Perfect, thanks. I was just looking at those today, actually. :)

Quoting Anonymous:

Based on personal experience as well as hearing from others, definitely an Avent Electric.


Quoting KaylinC03:

What breast pump do you recommend?




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:07 AM


They tend to be a lot gentler on the breast and nipples, as well as mimicking a similar motion to a baby. Plus, if you get the Isis IQ it will mimic the way that you feel comfortable pumping,.

Quoting KaylinC03:

Perfect, thanks. I was just looking at those today, actually. :)

Quoting Anonymous:

Based on personal experience as well as hearing from others, definitely an Avent Electric.


Quoting KaylinC03:

What breast pump do you recommend?






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