Episode 90: Holidays & Breastfeeding: Avoiding Common Pitfalls with Lactation, Family & Wellness


In this episode, Jacqueline shares her tips and tricks to get through the holiday season while breastfeeding. We all know the holidays can be stressful, especially with a breastfeeding newborn. Toss into the mix the pandemic and the RSV and Flu outbreak, this can leave a mom feeling very lost. 

This episode has tips and tricks that, as a busy mom, you may not think of this holiday season. Jacqueline gives good language to use to navigate social settings in terms of breastfeeding, as well as how to implement your boundaries around your newborn. She talks about why holiday food won't hurt your newborn and why you should never pump and dump.


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to know your rights when flying with breastmilk
  • How to navigate social situations during the holidays
  • Why foods and alcohol are okay during the holidays 


A glance at this episode:

  • [4:08] Jacqueline shares some new product updates
  • [6:39] What is RSV and how it’s circulating 
  • [10:26] Flying through the holidays and keeping your infant comfortable
  • [14:32] How to handle friends and family that wants to hold the newborn
  • [18:02] What to do if your baby goes on a nursing strike during the holidays
  • [20:48] The calming and protective elements of breastmilk
  • [22:03] Medications that are safe if you get sick while lactating
  • [26:40] Why holiday foods won’t affect your breastmilk
  • [28:52] Alcohol and breastfeeding


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