PARENTING
10/08/2014 05:36 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2014

10 Meetings With Lactation Consultants

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Meeting 1

LACTATION CONSULTANT #1: Congratulations on your new baby! I’m Courtney Sax, one of Beth Israel’s ten lactation consultants, and I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the breast-feeding process. Just know: this is a very stressful time and there is no right or wrong way to go about nourishing your child.

EXHAUSTED, CONFUSED PARENTS: Oh good. We know this is silly, but last night she wouldn’t take the breast, and we were really tired, so we gave her formula, and now we’re feeling a little guilty.

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