Comfort nursing…what’s it all about?

Is it ok to comfort nurse?  Is it a bad habit?

Tune in this week as Dianne and Abby talk about the science behind comfort nursing.  Yes…the science.

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Things we talked about:

Should comfort nursing NOT happen? [4:51]

Why breastfeeding should NOT be called breastfeeding [6:38]

What is happening when they are latched on? [7:42]

Science is cool [10:28]

Physiological benefits of comfort nursing [12:15]

This doesn’t last forever [16:27]

Humans are immature [22:18]

Lack of access to breastfeeding and community [25:57]

Everything baby needs they get at the breast [30:40]

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Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!

Breastsleeping article by James McKenna referencing imprinting

More about imprinting

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