This Sunday’s NY Times featured an article about a lactation consultant (LC) in Brooklyn who has made a great impact on successfully assisting new mothers through the many challenges and hurdles that often accompany breastfeeding newborns. I loved her reality based approach: Rule 1, enjoy the baby. Rule 2, feed the baby. One new mother was quoted as saying through a frenzy of tears, after the blissful first week of her daughter’s life ended and reality set in ” I want to do this all naturally…I know other people have challenges, but not me because I do yoga!” The LC responded with “She’s OK, she’s nursing, she’s going to grow, and she’s beautiful.” She wants the baby to get the breast milk and the mom to enjoy the experience of feeding her baby…Rule 1, enjoy the baby. Rule 2, feed the baby…which sometimes can include the F word: formula…don’t lose your minds over this. At the end of the day, they are all going to kindergarten!
Breast Whisperer to the Rescue…
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