Breastfeeding can be a hard, isolating, and emotional journey, which is why it's so important to have support. That's why Romper launched a Facebook breastfeeding community, Breastfeeding TBH — to help make feeding another human being with your own body a little easier. Every day readers ask questions because, let's face it, breastfeeding is complicated, and each week in Rack Facts, Romper speaks with a lactation consultant to answer as many of those questions as possible. After all, everyone can use a little expert help, especially when it comes to feeding your kid.
Whether you've breastfed three babies, stayed up all night pumping for twins, or are just now getting the hang of nursing one infant, there's one thing everyone can agree on — breastfeeding isn't always perfect. Some days, your baby can't get enough of your milk and other days, all they want is to ignore you and fuss at the breast. Pediatricians and lactation consultants talk about how it's such a natural thing to do, and it is, but it's also something that requires a lot of patience and even more support.
Carol Chamblin, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and member of Medela's Clinical Education team agrees and believes in arming yourself with board-certified lactation consultants and healthcare providers that will help you succeed in your breastfeeding journey. With more than 20 years of experience, Chamblin knows her stuff and so does Medela. You can find more information about breastfeeding and pumping breast milk from Medela and their social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.