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Breastfeeding Expectations: The Third Month


From the Series: Breastfeeding Expectations

We all have certain expectations as we begin our breastfeeding journeys. Sometimes those expectations are met and sometimes they are exceeded- it’s all part of your developing role has a new mom. Today we’re continuing our series where we follow three moms and their newborns as they explore breastfeeding for the first year of life. Have common issues such as vasospasms and colic been resolved yet? How are the moms dealing with breastfeeding in public and returning back to work? Plus, more on pumping and getting support from family and friends.

Our Expert

Robin Kaplan, IBCLC. M.Ed

Robin Kaplan is a international board certified lactation consultant and owner of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center. Throughout the week, she helps breastfeeding mothers during in-home lactation consultations, her clinic and free weekly support group, and prenatal breastfeeding classes. In addition to writing a weekly blog about breastfeeding and parenting, Robin is also the co-editor of the International Lactation Consultant Association blog, Lactation Matters  and a monthly contributor for the Natural Kidz blog. Robin lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, Jason, their two sons, Benjamin and Ryan, and their dog, Tilly. She has a love of cooking, traveling, hiking, going to the beach, social media, and teaching.


Anney Hall
Children: Eleanor (2012)

Cherri Christiansen
Children: Cali (2012)

Jennifer Oliver
Children: Fiona (2009), Bryson (2012)


Additional Resources

TheBoobGroup.com | Breastfeeding Expectations: The Third Month, Transcription

WhattoExpect.com | The Breastfeeding Guide

EssentialBaby.com | Baby’s Third Month

iVillage.com | The Third Month, Developmental Milestones

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News Headlines

Mom Banned from Pumping at Work
A breastfeeding mom who works as a restaurant server left her shift with breastmilk all over her shirt. That’s because her boss told her she could no longer pump during her breaks because it was “disgusting”. Seriously, what was this guy thinking? For more great headlines, be sure to visit The Boob Group Pinterest Board.

Nursing Basics for New Moms

Take a Breastfeeding Class!
Most first time parents take some sort of childbirth education class, so why not take a class that’s focused on breastfeeding? Learn all about the nuts and bolts of breastfeeding as well as what’s considered normal newborn behavior. Plus, get more information on local resources, such as La Leche League, who can help you overcome any future challenges you may face.



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