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National Breastfeeding Month + Breastfeeding Behaviors Presented by Lansinoh

August 4, 2015

I was so nervous about breastfeeding before I had Peyton.  I was concerned that I wouldn’t get any milk, she wouldn’t take the breast and it would hurt.  I had a few friends that weren’t able to breastfeed because they didn’t get enough milk or none at all.  Everyones struggle is different.  I was blessed to have an oversupply of milk come in at the hospital.  Because my oversupply supply, I ended up exclusively pump to keep up.  I’m preparing for the same scenario this time around using my new Lansinoh® SignaturePro™ double pump.

Everyones breastfeeding experience and views on breast feeding are different.  To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, Lansinoh released their 2015 infographics summarizing their survey of over 13,000 women across the globe on their breastfeeding views and experience.  Check out the info to measure where you stand on breastfeeding.



  • Ninety-six percent of women worldwide agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed their children but many still struggle to breastfeed for what they believe to be the ideal amount of time
  • Sixty-seven percent of moms and moms-to-be in the United States believe that breastfeeding in public is perfectly natural
  • Twenty-five percent of women in the United States say they have been openly criticized or experienced prejudice while breastfeeding in public

Check out how the US behaviors compare to other breastfeeding moms around the world.

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Click HERE to download the infographics.

I was pretty surprised at these results and how my thoughts differ from others.  I for one am terrified to breastfeed in public.  I know it’s cool and everything, but I will avoid it at all costs, even with a cover.  I also plan to breastfeed for 6-12 months.  I can tell you I will NOT be breastfeeding after 12 months.  Again, thats my preference.  It’s ok for all moms to have their own breastfeeding opinions.  If you breastfeed your child to 18 years old, good for you.  This is just information to increase awareness.

I would love to here your views and experience on breastfeeding.  Do they differ from the results of this survey?  Please remember, this is a judgment free zone : ).

  • Aracely
    August 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I think it’s great that women choose and are able to breastfeed. For me, my milk never came in after struggling for a month we went with formula. I would have loved to breastfeed but it just didn’t work out. I would get so jealous when I saw a woman breastfeeding but I came to terms with it and glad my kids are healthy and strong! I don’t mind seeing women breastfeeding I think it’s a natural thing. Most women I’ve seen always have a cover and there have been a handful of boobs at the waiting room at the Dr and saw one recently at the airport. Hey, do what comes natural I say.

  • Sonya
    August 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I breastfed both of my kids for over two years. When I first decided to try breastfeeding I wasn’t sure if I would make it a few months. But once I got past the first few weeks it became easier and I breastfed my oldest a lot longer than I ever imagined. With my second the goal was two years. I’m all for extended nursing , but each mom should do what’s best for her and her child.

  • MJ
    August 5, 2015 at 8:36 am

    With my daughter I had extremely low supply. She was supplemented from the start and went full formula at 6 weeks because I ended up hospitalized. I was devastated but she was more than fine. LOL.
    This time around my supply is up. It took a while and I continue to use all the tricks I can to keep it that way. My son is exclusively breastfed to the point that he won’t take Breastmilk from a bottle or even take a paci. It’s work girl but I’m hoping to last the year.
    I am not here for Publix breastfeeding. I do it when I have to and I’m covered but still it’s not a joy at all.

    I hope you have a great supply this time around! Good luck.