Monthly Archives: December 2013

Finding a great Lactation Consultant

on December 23, 2013 in Breastfeeding

You’re at a loss! A new baby and who thought nursing could be so tough?  This is your first job, feeding your baby and maybe you’re feeling like a failure. This should be simple, right? But breastfeeding is a learned skill and also some mothers and infants have special issues that lead to difficulties.

 

You might speak with a friend or relative who has nursed but keep in mind that they may not have not experienced the same problem you are having. You may have seen a lactation consultant at the hospital or maybe not.  Maybe the nurses and your baby’s doctor were helpful but perhaps they all gave you completely different advice, confusing matters even more.  Perhaps nursing was going well after birth and now that you are home, things seem to be falling apart.

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I wrote The Nursing Mother’s Companion for you!

on December 20, 2013 in Breastfeeding, Why I love what I do.

So, as you may or may not know, a nursing mother who came to me with latch issues with her newborn ended the happy session by telling me she thought I should write a book about breastfeeding.  The year was 1984, and I had been working with many moms on a daily basis both in person and on the “Breastfeeding Warmline” 24/7 for a few years.

 

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Words about me and why I love being a Lactation Consultant

on December 16, 2013 in Breastfeeding, News, Why I love what I do.

When I was young, I always knew that I would breastfeed my children.  As an R.N. working in the newborn nursery, I tried to help mothers breastfeed, but it wasn’t until I had my own child that I truely learned about breastfeeding! In 1978, when I first gave birth, few mothers breastfed. Actually the 1970’s was the decade when the fewest babies were nursed in U.S. history!

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