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The Rewards And Challenges Of Breastfeeding

Aug 14, 2013

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The CDC has good news, 76.5 percent of U.S. infants start out being breastfed. Yet, only about 27 percent of mothers breastfeed for the recommended twelve month period.

What barriers are keeping women from breastfeeding? What medicines, foods, and environments should a breastfeeding mother avoid ? And what are the positive health benefits of breastfeeding to the mother and newborn?

We discuss this and look at the changing laws that will impact breastfeeding mothers, and look at the ins and outs of breastfeeding.

Our guests include:
  Nurse Charlene Burnet | Board Member of Mother & Child Health and president of the Missouri Breastfeeding coalition
  Dr. Carl P Weiner | of KU MED and co-author of The Complete Guide To Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  Nurse Beth Sevart | lactation consultant at Truman Medical Center