Feeding your baby can be challenging, but with the right support, it can also be a rewarding experience. In this episode of Go Get Great, host Brittany Miller Socials speaks with Lori Cowx, a Registered Nurse and IBCLC and owner of London-based, Birthwise Wellness, about the impact of connecting with a lactation consultant for support during your feeding journey.
Lori shares her journey of becoming a lactation consultant and the education she received. Brittany and Lori also discuss their own breastfeeding experiences and the importance of setting realistic birth expectations. They highlight the benefits and ways to maintain milk supply and address some of the common feeding misconceptions new moms may hear.
Lori provides insights into milk supply and supplements, emphasizing the importance of self-care and stress management to maintain your supply. Brittany and Lori also discuss topics such as baby development and finding a balance between work and life with newborns.
The conversation concludes with a discussion on mom shaming and the importance of taking care of yourself as a mother. If you're a mom who's breast or bottle feeding or interested in learning more about the benefits of lactation consulting, this episode is a must-listen!
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Give us a follow if you're ready to take life from good to great, you'll be the first to know when we share more about motherhood and business. If it really resonated, the kids and I would do a happy dance if you left us a review 💗. ~ Brittany 00:00 Intro 1:00 Becoming a lactation consultant 2:15 Lori's education 3:05 Brittany's breastfeeding history 6:00 Lori's breastfeeding history 7:20 What's included in a lactation consult 9:15 The impact of birth expectations 9:45 Benefits of utilizing a lactation consultant 12:30 Everything you need to know about your milk supply and supplements 25:40 Stress and self-care 29:35 Having more kids 30:50 Baby development 31:30 Balancing kids and work 40:45 Kids and supervision 44:00 Mom shaming 46:35 Taking care of yourself 50:05 Outro