Stress.  We know it impacts so much of daily life.

But what does it do to breastfeeding? And is it worth it to continue breastfeeding when you feel like stress is all around you?

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Things we talked about:

How long did Abby nurse her boys – listener question [3:00]

Bottom line [8:35]

The most stressful phrase EVER [12:45]

Initiating breastfeeding and stress – delayed milk coming in [15:08]

Impacting milk supply? [16:20]

Hormonal response [16:42]

Is it in your milk? [22:55]

Return to work stress and some ideas to help [24:50]

Shifting the blame [28:00]

Increased cortisol and milk composition [32:05]

Post Partum Anxiety (PPA) and stress [32:46]

Knowing the triggers [33:50]

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Music: “Levels of Greatness” from “We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)” courtesy of Scott Holmes at Holmes