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The Art of Breastfeeding

Special Guest: Diana West, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Description: It can be the best thing you can do for your newborn. It provides everything your baby needs for development and growth. It's always available and quite simply, it's natural. But sometimes, this new part of motherhood doesn't feel so natural. So, today we are getting comfortable with each other and are going to chat about babies and boobies with Diana West.

Duration: 49:02

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Show Index:
00:24 Intro: Babies and Boobies
01:28 What's Different?
05:21 Is Relaxing the Key
06:15 Innovative Way to Latch
11:02 More than Feeding
16:10 Other Latching Techniques
20:35 Myth: Tough Nipples
22:03 Finding Support
26:19 About Diana West
27:35 Timing: Left vs Right Boobies
31:38 Types of Breastmilk
38:04 Waking a Sleeping Baby
39:15 Can You Nurse Too Often?
40:02 Closing Comments
42:44 Side Tracked: NO Benefits
45:48 Closing Comments AGAIN!

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About Diana West

Diana West is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, co-author with Teresa Pitman and Diane Wiessinger of the 8th edition of La Leche League International's "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding."

She is also co-author with Lisa Marasco of "The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk" and Dr. Elliot Hirsch of "Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures."

She is the author of the "Clinician's Breastfeeding Triage Tool" and "Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery."

She has a bachelor's degree in psychology, is a La Leche League Leader, a website developer, and administrator of the popular BFAR.org, LowMilkSupply.org, and LactSpeak.com websites. She lives with her three sons and one husband in the picturesque mountains of western New Jersey.

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Babies who are breastfed are:

• Healthier because they have fewer serious illnesses
• Provided with many disease fighting factors from breastmilk
• Have fewer ear infections, less bronchitis, and less meningitis
• Are at a lower risk for diabetes and childhood cancers
• Have less constipation and gas
• Are at a lower risk for SIDS
• Have better jaw and tooth development
• May have a higher IQ level
• Have less allergies

Other perks:

• Breast milk is FREE
• You can lose baby weight faster
• You can reduce the risk of breast cancer
• You can reduce the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer
• Lessen osteoporosis
• Breastfeeding benefits child spacing: Since breastfeeding delays ovulation, the longer a mother breastfeeds the more she is able to practice natural child spacing, if she desires.
• Breastfeeding promotes emotional health

Source: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/t020700.asp

About the Book

It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and supporting mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today's mothers and lifestyles. Real–mom wisdom, expert information, and proven strategies for breastfeeding at every stage.

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• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience

• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions

• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more

• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications

• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding

• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work

• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws

• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications

Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.

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