National Breastfeeding Month

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – August is National Breastfeeding Month, and though it has great benefits for the child and mother, unfortunately there can be complications.

Emily Kaiser, an independent lactation consultant started her business around COVID, and since then, A Mother’s Village, LLC. has helped hundreds of women. She said after having her kids, she noticed there wasn’t much help outside of the hospital when it came to pumping and breastfeeding so she decided to make a career change.

Kaiser said she’s humbled to be involved in such an intimate act between mother and child and knows how difficult the process can be. She told News 40 she addresses latching issues like tongue and cheek ties, low milk supply and a host of other things that you might not think about when you think “breastfeeding”.

In the case of premature babies, it can be a struggle for body to produce enough prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production. Allison Razic, who has worked with Kaiser with both of her children said because her children were born so early, her milk wasn’t as mature as it should have been which caused issues. Both of her children unfortunately had tongue, lip and cheek ties so they weren’t able to latch either.

Kaiser said it’s important for someone to have your back, as it can stave off postpartum depression and anxiety with new motherhood. She also advocated for weighing all your options and seeking out a lactation consultant if you ever have any concerns when it comes to breastfeeding your child