Nipple shields, supplemental nursing systems and pumps are all tools that we use to help us reach our goals. We need to know when to use them, why we are using them and how to stop when ready if we want.
Have you gotten breastfeeding information from your doctor that sounded wrong? We want to trust the information that our doctors give us but they do not get extensive lactation training in medical school. We’re discussing some of the information that you can flush down the toilet.
Breastleeping is a term coined by Dr. James McKenna to acknowledge that breastfeeding and bedsharing are interdependent and that we must provide information and resources for parents to safely cosleep.
There’s so much parenting advice out there in this age of information. How can we know what to do? We read, talk to others, consider our child’s age and personality and do what we think is best with the information that we have.