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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 Ruby Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM
How did you become one? What qualifications did you need?
myempyreofdirt
by Ruby 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 2 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 1 - 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 1 - 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 1 - 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 1 - 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 1 - 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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