Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding:  A podcast interview with Dr. Jenny Thomas

November 05, 2012

If your best friend were a pediatrician and lactation consultant and wrote down her favorite breastfeeding advice, what would it say?

We think it might sounds like Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding, a new book by the popular and always down-to-earth pediatrician Dr. Jenny Thomas.  Dr. Thomas is a practicing pediatrician and lactation consultant.  She is the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Chair of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition, and a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  In 2009 she won the AAP Special Achievement Award for work advocating for state law to protect nursing mothers.

Dr. Jenny talked with Tanya about why she chose to focus on breastfeeding, her “steps to breastfeeding success,”  why she gives out “got breastmilk” t-shirts to mothers who breastfeed for a year or more, how and why to talk with your pediatrician if you feel you’ve been given poor breastfeeding support, and more.

You can listen to the podcast using the player below!

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