The Shame of Breastfeeding...| Episode 071


Episode summary introduction:

There are so many benefits to breastfeeding. Of course we’ll discuss those today. But what happens if you choose not to breastfeed or are unable to breastfeed your newborn baby?

Topic 1:

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Topic 2:

Ashley’s story

Topic 3:

Rosa’s story

Outro:

Yes, studies show that breastmilk is best for babies. We, as nurses and mothers, know the guilt we carry when we do our best by our patients and our children, let alone when we cannot. Imagine not physically being able to provide your child with what the world considers is the best for them. Why do we as a society feel the need to judge and shame others when not one parent is perfect. There is more than one way to provide nutrition for our babies? Let’s motivate, encourage and uplift, being a parent is already a hard, lifetime job.

References:

Shaming

https://www.parents.com/baby/feeding/its-time-we-stop-shaming-parents-for-the-way-they-feed-their-babies/

https://www.momtastic.com/parenting/483361-stop-bottle-shaming-ok-not-breastfeed/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-breastfeeding-guilt-is-so-hard-to-shake_n_5c2a3e72e4b05c88b7029201

Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/facts.html

Benefits

https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/breastfeeding/benefits-of-breastfeeding-11888/

https://www.healthline.com/health/breastfeeding/11-benefits-of-breastfeeding

https://www.parents.com/baby/breastfeeding/basics/the-benefits-of-breastfeeding/

https://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/making-decision-breastfeed

https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/breastfeeding/benefits/

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/benefits

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2865685/

Article link:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/texas-pool-told-breastfeeding-woman-leave-public-shaming-mothers-has-ncna1017146T

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