Obesity and Breastfeeding: You Can Do It!

with guest Leigh Anne O’Connor

Air Date: March 19, 2018



You may have heard that obese mothers can’t breastfeed. Don’t believe it. Breastfeeding can present hurdles for many women, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. A plus-size body type or generous breasts don’t need to keep you from nursing your baby. Whether you are dealing with issues related to body image or culture, or whether your obstacle is hormonal and related to milk supply, there’s no reason to assume you cannot breastfeed your baby. Join Marie and guest Leigh Anne O’Connor IBCLC for insight, tips, and resources that will help ensure you meet your breastfeeding goals. If you need a little help, words of encouragement, and practical advice, this show is for you!

Guest Profile – Leigh Anne O’Connor

Leigh Anne O’Connor has been working with breastfeeding families for more than 19 years as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is a past President of New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA), a past member of the Bank Street Head Start Health Advisory Board, and a member of International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Leigh Anne teaches breastfeeding classes and mater classes, mentors aspiring lactation consultants, leads support groups, and sees private clients. She is recognized as an expert and advocate for breastfeeding, promoting its health and societal importance. She has appeared on television, radio, and elsewhere, including The Nancy Grace Show, Fox 5 News, The Doctors, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby, Good Morning America, Montel, Runway Moms, WCBS News, and WOR radio; she is seen regularly on the Newborn Channel Leigh Anne, who lives in NYC, is the proud mother of three breastfed children. Find her @ https://www.leighanneoconnor.com
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