National Breastfeeding Month

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – August is National Breastfeeding Month and with that comes all kinds of campaigns to advocate for this natural way that mothers are able to feed their babies.

News 40 talked to an independent lactation consultant about breastfeeding and how it isn’t always the easiest.

Emily Kaiser told News 40 “I always say breastfeeding is biological but it doesn’t mean it comes naturally…” as she sees often in her line of work. Kaiser said she’s helped “hundreds of families if not thousands” since she started her private practice a few years ago and said she doesn’t think the issues that surround breastfeeding are talked about as much as the benefits.

She said support is an extremely important part of child rearing and that every mother needs someone to have their back where they might struggle with such an intimate act with their child.