There is a lot of really good, really helpful information about breastfeeding out there. But between the Internet and the abundance of insights from well-meaning (but often woefully misinformed) friends and family, there is also a lot of misinformation.
We asked a team of breastfeeding experts for some of the most stubborn myths they hear day in and day out. Here’s what they said:
Myth #1: Breastfeeding is easy.
Yes, babies and mothers are hardwired for breastfeeding. And yes, for some new moms it does come easy. But the notion that for most women it is a completely seamless process, with no learning curve, is just plain wrong. Some women …
Learn more about the adventures in parenting and breastfeeding in our newest class – Breastfeeding: The Next Phases. Our next class is Friday, August 15, 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center.
This class is held at the same time and location on the third Friday of each month. The class is free and no sign-up is necessary.
See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.
Now through August 15, The Lactation Connection is offering a 30-percent discount on all PUJ Baby infant tubs, towels and tub safety covers.
PUJ products are designed by parents and their goal is to simplify parenting, giving you more time to spend with your baby. Their products were recently featured on both the Rachael Ray and Ellen Degeneres shows.
The Lactation Connection is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in The Shops at Renown at Renown Regional Medical Center.
Private lactation consultations are also offered with our board-certified lactation consultants. Call 982-5210 or visit www.renown.org/TheLactationConnection to make an appointment.