Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition

Normalizing Breastfeeding and Supporting Healthy Families in Virginia

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Birth & Breastfeeding, we are born to this work! #Repost @breastfeeding_world
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"In the middle of a pandemic, suffocated by rules and protocols and restrictions and bans... She got down on all fours, with her three year old sleeping a few steps away, and birthed her daughter in the middle of her livingroom with her husband catching behind her. Despite all the obstacles before them, they still achieved their own powerfully empowered homebirth.⁣
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“2020 Mom is proud to support the ‘‘Military Moms’ Mental Health Assessment Act’’ (“The Act”) which was introduced last week by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tim Kaine (D-VA). The Act will require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study of prenatal and postpartum mental health conditions among members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.” Join me and @2020_mom in showing support for this bill, and ask your Senator to support The Act! Link in bio, or visit 2020 Mom.
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Learning your ABC of breastfeeding that comes before D (delivery) 💫

ATTACHMENT:In the first hour, go directly from birth to skin-to-skin to breastfeeding, without interruption. Keep the connection to best support attachment. An effective, comfortable “deep latch”, with your nipple placed far back in baby’s mouth may not come right away. Attachment difficulty is common, for many reasons, and with 3 key steps and patience, attachment improves. Lots of skin-to-skin time, helpful positioning and handling techniques last, but most importantly, a robust milk supply.
For more on Attachment, visit www.firstdroplets.com
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Just a friendly reminder over here that your production has nothing to do with your ability to mother.
And for those of you scrolling seeing women post about the 5-6-7-8 oz pumping sessions, this is not the norm. It’s normal to show the world when you’re proud of something, but realize this is all it is. Nobody posts pictures when they only get 1/4 oz.
The normal supply is 24-32 oz per day. That’s 3-4 oz every 3 hours, and even this can fluctuate greatly. And if you pump just enough, you’re the MAJORITY of moms.
Hang in there, you’re supply is no indicator of your success.
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