Answering your questions about breastfeeding

mother breastfeeding her baby
Join our breastfeeding Twitter chat for answers to your breastfeeding questions.

Breastfeeding is a rewarding way to bond with your baby. However, it can be challenging for some families, and it’s common for questions to arise.

We invite you to ask your questions about breastfeeding during a special live chat on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to noon CDT

Where: Facebook and Twitter (Use hashtag #breastfeedingdfw to join the conversation on Twitter)

During the chat, we will take your questions and answer as many as we can during the hour.

Some of the frequently asked questions that we will answer include:

  • How does breast milk benefit the baby?
  • How does breastfeeding benefit the mother?
  • Does every new mother need a breast pump?
  • What breastfeeding tips do you have for moms who work outside the home?
  • How soon after childbirth can I start breastfeeding?
  • How does a mother stop breastfeeding?
  • What are some tips about breastfeeding in public?

Feel free to submit your own questions during the chat. These articles may help to get your thoughts flowing:

  • A Houston Chronicle piece about breastfeeding in the workplace in Texas
  • A New York Times piece about breastfeeding and its link to decreased breast cancer risk

Please keep in mind that our answers during the chat are purely informational and do not constitute medical advice. If you need to schedule an appointment for a personal consultation, please call 214-645-8300 or request an appointment here.

Answering Your Questions

In addition to myself, a few of my team members also will be answering your questions:

Patricia Santiago-Munoz, M.D.

Dr. Santiago works in the High-Risk Pregnancy and Prenatal Genetics program. She conducts pre-conception genetic counseling and treats women with diabetes, hypertension, and other pre-existing conditions. Her most recent Your Pregnancy Matters articles are:

Umbilical cord blood: to save or not to save?

Overcoming postpartum depression: Elaine’s story

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

Shivani Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel joined the UT Southwestern team after practicing medicine in Southern California. Some of her recent Your Pregnancy Matters articles include:

Be safe when pampering yourself during pregnancy

The truth about pregorexia: A look at women and healthy vs. unhealthy pregnancy weight

Pumping breast milk works best for some families

Julie Lo, M.D.

Dr. Lo earned her medical degree and completed her residency and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UT Southwestern. Some of her recent Your Pregnancy Matters articles include:

Lesley’s story: Two pregnancies after age 35

Linda Catterton, ADN, B.A., R.N., IBCLC

Linda is a lactation consultant from the Women’s Resource Center at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. She was recognized in the 2013 Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses for being a compassionate caregiver and significant contributor to the nursing profession.

We hope to see you on Twitter or Facebook over the lunch hour on August 5.

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