Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#20: Debunking Breastfeeding Myths
with Erica Campbell
Breastfeeding. It’s one of the most controversial topics concerning motherhood. And no wonder – it’s both communal and extremely personal, there are so many expectations surrounding it, and when you’re first getting started, each session can feel like a make-it-or-break-it moment. So how can new and expectant mothers keep a level head and weed through all the breastfeeding myths flying at them?
In this episode, I talk to board-certified Lactation Consultant Erica Campbell about the biggest breastfeeding myths currently making the rounds, plus how new moms can navigate the world of information available to them while still trusting their instincts.
Erica is a registered nurse and mother of two, currently residing in Houston, Texas. For more than 10 years, she has helped families with their lactation and breastfeeding journey. You can find her on Instagram and YouTube.
Here’s a glance at this episode…
- [03:01] The worst advice about breastfeeding
- [05:47] Leaning into your intuition when something feels off
- [09:29] How long does it take for breastfeeding to “click”?
- [13:34] The lactation community’s response to the formula shortage
- [16:28] How moms can filter information about breastfeeding
If you or someone you know is expecting, check out Birth School! Erica was one of my featured experts and answered all the burning breastfeeding questions.
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