Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc.
But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support patients via a free breastfeeding class, inpatient training after women give birth, and follow-up outpatient phone calls and appointment availability.
In her seven years working with new moms at Regional One Health, Taylor has seen big strides in how many women try breastfeeding – and heard about every reason in the book they don’t. Here, she addresses nine common breastfeeding myths.