We sit down with Gladis Rubio, a seasoned, Tampa-Bay based IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant) to discuss everything you need to know about breastfeeding and breastmilk including:
⁃Why breastfeeding is so important and actually matters
⁃Why where and how you deliver your baby impacts your breastfeeding experience
⁃Common pitfalls women experience when trying to breastfeed and how to overcome them
⁃The risks of formula and why formula is not nor can ever be equivalent to breastmilk
⁃The harm of the “fed is best” adage
-The hierarchy of feeding options
⁃How our society and culture play a role in our breastfeeding decisions
⁃Setting the record straight on alcohol consumption and breastfeeding and why “pumping and dumping” is outdated advice
⁃How informal and formal breastmilk sharing works, and why it’s a great option for moms who want to provide their baby the best infant milk while circumventing formula
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