The PedsDocTalk Podcast

83: Ten Misconceptions about pumping with a certified lactation counselor

August 18, 2021 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
83: Ten Misconceptions about pumping with a certified lactation counselor
Show Notes

On this episode I welcome certified lactation counselor Melissa of @pump_momma_pump on Instagram and we discuss common misconceptions when it comes to pumping. 

  1. Pumping not being considered breastfeeding–it is!
  2. You are the only one doing it—it's common! 
  3. It’s not a choice—it is a choice! 
  4. It’s not as healthy as nursing or inferior to milk—it’s not!
  5. Can’t get bonding experience—FALSE 
  6. It’s not sustainable—it is sustainable!  
  7. Pumping can be flexible—this is correct if nursing also, but when exclusively pumping, you have to pump. 
  8. It’s a lot harder than nursing—get into a rhythm.
  9. Freezer stash—you don’t need a huge one! 
  10. You’re failing if supplement with formula—you aren’t!  

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