Today marks the first post to our breastfeeding blog, Milk Matters. Milk matters to us all and there are definitely matters concerning milk nationwide and globally. To the breastfeeding mom, milk matters could pertain to so many different aspects of her day. Maybe it is the scheduling aspect of breastfeeding or pumping. It could be a question of "Why is my baby spitting up so much these days", or "Why can't I seem to make enough milk for my baby?" Then, there is the social aspect of breastfeeding. Maybe your family or friends don't feel comfortable with you breastfeeding in front of them or you feel embarrassed doing it in front of them. Whatever issues, thoughts, ideas, strategies, conflicts or successes a breastfeeding mother has, most of the time it has to do with the matter of milk.
Milk Matters is here to give you breastfeeding support, resources, advice, and tips, along with a little humor. Life is too short to be so serious and laughter is a proven strategy to reduce stress and disease. So, why not use it!
Please check back often as we hope to learn from you as much as we hope you learn or take something useful from us!
Heather Shabestari, BS, IBCLC, CEIM, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). Her lactation training was completed through University of California, San Diego and an 8 month internship at Kaiser Permanente's outpatient lactation department.