Infant feeding support: fed is best!

When you see pictures of mothers feeding their babies, you are often met with the image of a sweet and calm bundled baby with a mother who is lovingly looking down. While this absolutely can be true, infant feeding can be a bit more challenging than the pictures show. I like to say that feeding your baby is going to be a journey. There will be some highs and some lows, but having support along the way is crucial.

My name is Erin Moore. I have been a pediatric nurse for over a decade and a nurse practitioner with PAA since 2019. I didn’t realize how much of a journey infant feeding could be until I had a baby of my own. We had so many beautiful moments, but there was also a lot of stress and anxiety when it came to navigating breastfeeding and eventually introducing formula. It inspired me to become a lactation counselor to better support parents on their infant feeding journey. My passion is educating new parents on all types of infant feeding, whether it is exclusive breastfeeding, exclusive formula feeding or a combination of both. 

Learning about infant feeding during pregnancy can help you feel more comfortable along your entire infant feeding journey, especially in those first few days of life where both you and your baby are “figuring it out”.

These are 3 tips to get infant feeding off to a good start:

Know that our providers at PAA will be with you every step of your feeding journey and will do everything we can to support you in meeting your infant feeding goals.

If you are interested in learning more about how to get infant feeding off to a good start, please watch our website for news on upcoming virtual infant feeding classes. I am so excited to meet you and support you though your infant feeding journey!

Erin 

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If you're on Instagram, Erin Moore has wonderful infant feeding resources online on her Instagram page @babyfeeding.coach.

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Erin Moore, APRN, CPNP, Lactation Counselor Erin Moore. has been a pediatric nurse for over a decade and a nurse practitioner with PAA since 2019. She loves to tell new parents that "I didn’t realize how much of a journey infant feeding could be until I had a baby of my own. We had so many beautiful moments, but there was also a lot of stress and anxiety when it came to navigating breastfeeding and eventually introducing formula. It inspired me to become a lactation counselor to better support parents on their infant feeding journey. My passion is educating new parents on all types of infant feeding, whether it is exclusive breastfeeding, exclusive formula feeding or a combination of both. "

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