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Ep. 30 – Top 8 Early Breastfeeding Mistakes – We’re here to help! You got this!

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Table of Contents
0:43 Welcome! Addressing early breastfeeding difficulties
0:56 We know the mistakes; we can help!
1:20 Thank you to our sponsor Happi Tummi
3:00 #1: feeding on a schedule . . . nope!
5:08 Your baby can’t feed too often
5:30 Every baby has unique feeding habits
6:10 Look for feeding cues
7:25 #2: don’t supplement too soon
9:45 Avoid the top off cycle
9:55 The top off cycle defined
13:15 Baby on and off? Try chest compressions
14:40 Baby and reflex integration (it’s cool, but annoying)
16:10 #3: address nipple pain!
21:25 #4: high postpartum expectations? Ditch ‘em!
22:55 The 4th trimester (it’s a thing)
24:10 Boycott housework (we’re not kidding)
24:22 Milk Minute paper plates?!?!
26:20 Thank you to our sponsor Aeroflow
28:20 #5: forcing baby to feed immediately after birth (no!)
28:35 Baby’s wild birth journey: let’s consider it
29:15 Mom’s post-birth reality (it’s beautiful, but lots going on!)
30:25 What happens right after birth (it’s so cool!)
33:12 Avoid shoving baby’s head and your boob together
35:10 #6: cluster feeding: it’s going to happen
36:03 Have confidence, cluster feeding is normal
37:20 #7 don’t assume it’s your fault
37:40 Beliefs impact abilities (remember, you got this!)
39:00 Partners: confirming your awesomeness! (it matters!)
39:55 Your milk volume does not equal your value
40:15 Celebrate your wins!
40:55 #8 let’s talk pacifiers
47:05 Baby’s like access to hands
48:23 Wrapping up, getting weird (we leave you with laughter!)
49:15 Thank you for listening!

Thanks to Cherie Louise Turner for editing and production and to Lindsay Brett Carothers for her musical stylings of our intro and outro.
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