Show 61 – The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding with Teresa Pitman

Are you preparing to nurse, at home with your new baby, or wondering about nursing your toddler? Your nipples hurt? Your baby won’t latch? What do you do when your baby refuses to nurse? What if your baby is nursing non-stop? How do you store human milk when you want to return to work or go out for the night? Your toddler is still nursing. Is this all normal?


Family Matters Radio interviews Teresa Pitman, co-author of newly released The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition by Diane Weissinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman


Listen to the Podcast (<<< click here to listen now or download the MP3)


This show aired live Sunday, February 13, 2011 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada



If you’re looking for immediate help, go to LLLC and search “Find a Group”.


Watch this short, beautiful Public Service Announcement: “Because breastfeeding isn’t always easy, we’re here to help” PSA, starring Sitara Hewitt of Little Mosque on the Prairie.


According to La Leche League International, “It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and supporting mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Real–mom wisdom, expert information, and proven strategies for breastfeeding at every stage.”


Read a book review by Shana Brown:

La Leche League International (LLLI): says, “Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.”

LLLI Breastfeeding Forums:

La Leche League Canada (LLLC): offers “breastfeeding knowledge, support, and community. LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.”

La Leche League Group on Facebook:!/group.php?gid=2248827617&v=wall


Teresa Pitman is a loving mother to four grown children and has four grandchildren. Teresa is a skillful author who writes mainly about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. She has appeared in Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, Family Fun, Woman’s World, West of the City, More, Mothering, New Beginnings, Explore, Juno, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and many other periodicals. You can reach her at


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  2. Jazmine says:

    Jacks: haha good to know. I always thughot it was cause we don’t have the boobs. My son, whenever being held by DW, always just tries to eat.@mrbee: Actually, my son is pretty timid, so he does not really cry as much as he fusses. He only cries, when very upset (either he got hurt/trapped/scared or he is very tired or very hungry)I have seen that he gives off cues for when he is tired (yawning, rubbing eyes, his eyes get a little red around them, etc.) and when he is hungry, makes sucking faces, moves his head from side to side tries to suck on anything you put near him, etc.He does not really cry when he has a dirty diaper, but I usually change him pretty frequently, so I may just not have seen it.There is definately a difference between his scared and extremely tired cry.It definately didn’t happen over night, and the more I spent with DS the more I got to know him. I am sure it will only get easier to address his needs as time goes on, as long as I stay attentive.

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