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Episode 79: Cleft Babies & Breastfeeding

cleft mom journey Aug 17, 2022
 

In today’s episode, Jacqueline is joined by Alyssa Messick. A mom of two on her journey of integrating cleft with breastfeeding. Alyssa shares her story about trying to feed her newborn babies while being a new mom and trying to keep her mental health stable.

This is a great episode for any mama with a cleft baby, or expecting a cleft baby. This is definitely a unique challenge and a lot of women wonder how they can combine that journey with breastfeeding. This is also an amazing story of perseverance, and one determined mama.

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Types of clefts that Alyssa’s children were diagnosed with
  • How Alyssa mentally dealt with the diagnoses
  • Both of Alyssa’s birth stories and beyond
  • Pumping for her first child
  • Breastfeeding her second child
  • How Alyssa supports women today

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [1:16] Alyssa shares how she found out her children were cleft and how she dealt with the diagnosis
  • [4:23] Types of clefts that...
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