Plus-Size Mamas Can Breastfeed: Don’t Let Weight-Bias, Shaming and Poor Advice Derail Your Efforts
We loved reading this great article by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, shared with us through the Our Milky Way blog created by the Healthy Children Project's Center for Breastfeeding.
The article talks through some of the myths surrounding plus-size moms and breastfeeding as well as workarounds for hiccups often faced by plus-size moms. Below is an excerpt from the end of the article:
"If you are a breastfeeding mother, or want to be, what do you need to do? First, know that you may not get the support you need from your providers. I wish that it was different, but it’s important to acknowledge the landscape. Fortunately, knowledge is power. If you know what you might run into, you can gather what you need for yourself. Find people you connect with and who will help you. I’m sorry that you will have to do it this way. You deserve better. But you can make it work."
Learn more about debunked myths as well as tips and tricks for breastfeeding as a plus-size parent in the full article linked here!