The Pregnancy Show Presents: A panel discussion - Learn about Breastfeeding 2
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Melanie Raposo: Hi! Everybody I'm Melanie Raposo and welcome to the pregnancy show. We are back with part 2 of our breastfeeding episode with our panel of moms and here is more what they had to say. Female Speaker: There are people out there that can't for medical reasons. Specially, if you have diabetes that's a big one, there is other reasons I don't know them all, so yes. Female Speaker 1: Reconstructed breast surgery is one of the major once because Female Speaker: There is another one. Female Speaker 1: -- of whether or not they could -- Female Speaker: So in those cases that formula is better than not eating obliviously it's that right, but it's not the best you know it's not the best I mean there are women, but first 3% of the population a lot of people think there in that 3%, well I tired and I couldn't. Melanie Raposo: Well, great. Female Speaker: Get a medical opinion. Because chances are just trying for couple of days is going got a you need to try for a week, you need to try for a month how long did it take you? Female Speaker 2: Two weeks. Melanie Raposo: Two weeks well. Female Speaker 3: Took me six with my first. Female Speaker: Six weeks. Melanie Raposo: Six weeks. Female Speaker 3: Six weeks and a best friend -- in Germany who is a midwife coming over, I was pumping bottle feeding and trying the nurse, and she came over and she said do you want to breastfeed and I said yes, and she took the bottle and she took the thumb and she said then do it. And then we struggled, then we have lots of taste but then it work and then it worked to almost two and half as well. So it's commitment. Female Speaker: Right. Female Speaker 3: If you have a child, you should be committed to your child, so. Female Speaker 2: One of the hardest aspects, this is kind of what I feel about mom to mom is the kind of building a relationship was in a group of women, hundred years ago families live together, moms where across the street, the house next to sister, and this is the expression this takes illustrates the child. Female Speaker: Yeah. Female Speaker 2: A mom had a baby, she wasn't by herself. There was every one there, they looked after her, they need sure that's the breastfeeding was going well, for whatever is everyone was healthy, they made sure every one was fed, looked after, we don't that in our society. Women lives sometimes thousands of miles away from friends family, so there is no support there and who do you turn to for support and that's one of the most important aspects I find of our boards is giving people, we are in electronic age, so they sometimes she can't get out of the house when you have new born baby, but you can may be did to the computer for 15 minutes and if you need that a little bit of help. Female Speaker: Only take 15 minutes to feel connected again. Female Speaker 2: Exactly.