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Today Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and author the book Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage.  Breastfeeding insights from lactation consultants are so important, as they help and reassure so many women in those vulnerable first days of motherhood. We discuss ways women can avoid breastfeeding challenges, the hot topic of tongue and lip ties, reflux issues with babies and so much more!

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to be proactive in avoiding breastfeeding challenges
  • What to expect with nipple tenderness
  • Insight into lip and tongue tie revisions
  • What mom can do to help her baby with reflux (does she really need to avoid all cruciferous veggies?!)
  • Galactagogues to help with increasing breast milk supply
  • Ovulating during nursing
  • And more!

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This episode's guest

Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), frequent media commentator on the topic of breastfeeding, and the author of the new book, Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. She is also the founding host of The Boob Group, a podcast about breastfeeding hosted by New Mommy Media. Robin founded the San Diego Breastfeeding Center in 2009 and is an established voice in the parenting world known equally for her knowledge about lactation and her commitment to supporting moms without judging them, a keystone of her centers  philosophy. She offers in-person breastfeeding help for families in San Diego and throughout the world, through online consulations. Robin lives in San Diego, CA with her two sons, Benjamin and Ryan, and their dog, Ellie. She loves cooking, traveling, hiking, and going to the beach.