August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the US so I am continuing to share these lovely infographics. I found this graphic to have a lot of useful information for a new expecting mother and shares good tips and facts.
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Super neat infographic! Definitely stuff I’ll keep in mind for niece #2!
Angela Gilmore says
I used to produce way more in the right and then suddenly it switched and now I produce more in the left! Weird. This is a great infographic, and it’s definitely helpful. Breastfeeding is a hard commitment and it’s easy to get discouraged…well maybe not easy considering it comes with a lot of guilt. I know several mothers who couldn’t breastfeed or chose not to, and they had a hard time with the decision. We all want to do what’s best for our children and it’s hard when there is so much of a push for one thing over another. I honestly don’t enjoy breastfeeding, I have a mom friend who said that she loved coming home from work and breastfeeding her sons, she said it was a huge release for her. I find the whole thing to be really stressful! It’s also a burden! I forgot my pump the other day and had to go through the work day with achingly full boobs. I tried to manually pump in the bathroom, but it didn’t get enough out to really make a difference. I wish there was more emphasis on how hard it is as opposed to how important it is. I know that sounds weird but mothers need the support to know that it is common to struggle, and not to feel ashamed if they can’t do it. Thanks for sharing this, I’m sharing your post!
There definitely needs to be more emphasis on how hard it is and people need to know that it is OK if they can’t do it. I think people in the healthcare industry want to leave that out so as not to discourage people before they even start. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done but also it has been worth it.
Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) says
What a fab infographic – so informative although I’m intrigued by the 75% of moms producing milk from their right breast fact – does that mean that 25% don’t or should it read 75% produce more milk from their right breast?
That’s a good question. I read it to mean produce more from the right. I know I produce double from the right than from the left. But maybe they intended it to mean something else.