We have all probably heard that breastfeeding is the “Gold Standard of infant feeding.” This statement is backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organizations, and National Institute of Health, among many other supporters. The benefits of breastfeeding are countless for both mother and baby. So why does it have to be so hard? This is a question I asked myself a lot in the first few days
Melissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) at a local hospital. She has been assisting breastfeeding moms for the past 8 years through support groups, inpatient and outpatient services at hospital and in-home care. Melissa is the mom of two (former) breastfed children, Brody (9) and Sadie (6).