How to Manage Breast Engorgement

how to manage breast engorgement

Disclosure: I created this post as a paid ambassador with Philips Avent and PTPA. All advice and opinions are my own and I only work wth companies I genuinely love.

As you may know from my previous post, my fourth child has finally arrived and I am so relieved and happy that he is here! It was really tough those last few days before I delivered but now I am recovering and I’m slowly starting to feel like myself again.

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Are We Putting Too Much Pressure On New Moms to Breastfeed?

Just recently, I learned some very devastating news about a local mom who took her own life after suffering from postpartum depression. My husband sent me an article on this story and the husband of this local mom urges moms who can’t breastfeed to seek help.

As a nurse, I understand all the benefits of breastfeeding. When I was a child, I knew nothing about breastfeeding and thought babies drank from bottles and formula was the best nutrition for them. Years later, practices have changed and it is well taught to the new moms out there that “breast is best”.

After learning about a local BC mom who took her own life after suffering from postpartum depression it makes me question whether we are putting too much pressure on new moms to breastfeed.

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