Dismissing Nipple Pain: Is Breastfeeding Selfish? Episode 348

In this episode, Lisa discusses the frustration, and expresses some strong emotion, surrounding the issue of  breastfeeding pain and the misconception of breastfeeding as selfish. She emphasizes that breastfeeding shouldn't always hurt and highlights the importance of support and help for breastfeeding mothers. 

Lisa's book mentioned in the episode:  It Shouldn't Hurt To Nurse Your Baby

Points covered:

  • Breastfeeding pain should not be dismissed, and women's experiences should be validated and supported.
  • Breastfeeding is not selfish; it is a personal choice and an important way to nourish and bond with a baby.
  • Nipple pain can have various causes, and it is essential to investigate and address the underlying issues.
  • Lactation consultants play a crucial role in providing support and guidance to breastfeeding mothers.


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Please do not consider anything discussed on this podcast, by myself or any guest of the podcast, to be medical advice. The information is provided for educational purposes only and does not take the place of your own medical or lactation provider.