This post is sponsored by Aeroflow. All content is my own.
Breastfeeding can be challenging!
With my last two babies I’ve been through latching problems, milk supply issues, clogged milk ducts, and pain.
Sometimes breastfeeding issues can really make you want to give up.
It’s understandable too, since many problems that arise when nursing causes pain to the mom who’s so exhausted from just having a newborn baby.
But, what I’ve found is that once you’ve overcome the major breastfeeding hurdles in the beginning, nursing becomes a rewarding experience for both you and your baby!
The great news is that there are often tons of free resources for moms who are breastfeeding right in your neighborhood.
How to Find Free Breastfeeding Support in Your Area
These resources include support groups, lactation specialists, and even individual coaches that are right there waiting to help you with your breastfeeding issues.
But, how do you find out where to go?
Aeroflow has a great resource page for moms to find lactation support in their neighborhood.
You can even email Aeroflow on their page if you need more assistance finding the right lactation resources.
All you have to do is visit their page, plug in your zip code, and get access to a list of resources right in your neighborhood. There are probably a lot more resources than you think!
Many of these resources, such as the support groups are free!
You can learn more about Aeroflow’s lactation support guide and how it works on their blog!
Breastfeeding: Mom Guilt
I know whenever I couldn’t get breastfeeding right I felt a little mom guilt creeping in.
Shouldn’t it just naturally work out?
I even felt bad asking the lactation specialist at the hospital for help.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
- NEVER feel bad that you are struggling with breastfeeding or that you need to reach out for help with breastfeeding.
- Lots of moms, including myself, have really struggled with breastfeeding, even when they’ve thought they had it down. New issues can arise even after you get a routine down.
- Sometimes it just takes someone with the expertise to help you make a small change and become successful with nursing.
- It may just be the position your holding your baby that is causing you pain or the way you are teaching them to latch. Did you know you can teach your baby to latch on a certain way? Something I learned from my last pregnancy!
- Support groups are a great resources because you have access to moms who are going through the same nursing difficulties. It allows you to talk with each other about what is working and what isn’t.
- One small solution may help you be successful in breastfeeding. Something that can not only save you a lot of money on formula in the long run, but is also great for your baby and a wonderful way to bond.
What are your breastfeeding struggles? Have you been able to find support in your area? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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