Breastfeeding has many benefits for the whole family including speeding
mom’s recovery and keeping baby healthy. The Family Birth Place
at Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals has certified lactation consultants
on staff 365 days a year to help our new moms get started on their breastfeeding
journey. We sat down with two of our lactation consultants to learn more
about the benefits of breastfeeding, and where moms can go for help and support.
Valerie Lemelin, RN, and Donna R Rolle, RN, both started as nurses in labor
and delivery before discovering a passion for helping new moms get started
These certified lactation consultants had great information to share, including
reasons to breastfeed, what you need to know about breast pumps, and tips
for overcoming potential roadblocks. They even busted a couple of breastfeeding myths.
Here are a few of the resources mentioned in the podcast:
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