Breastfeeding is mutually beneficial for both moms and children. Despite its known benefits, many women struggle with initiating and maintaining breastfeeding. In this 2-part series we chat with Dr. Adrienne Hoyt-Austin, a pediatrician who specializes in breast feeding medicine. Part 1 discusses how to prepare for delivery, tips to increase supply and ensure effective latch, as well as some common challenges that may arise while breastfeeding.

This episode written by Drs. Adrienne Hoyt-Austin, Lena van der List and Dean Blumberg.

We thank Dr. Adrienne Hoyt-Austin, an academic pediatric fellow in the newborn nursery at UC Davis Children's Hospital, for joining us for this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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