Saturday, February 20, 2010

I didn't know that...

I really am a huge breastfeeding advocate. I have mellowed out some since I was younger. I used to be very judgemental when mothers would choose to feed formula. I try to walk the middle ground now and offer advice when asked and keep my mouth shut at all other times. I am not always successful. This week at work I had a great moment to help a new mom. I am a developmental specialists that works with children and their families when the child is under three years old with developmental delays. When I was meeting with a mom to go over some paperwork for her toddler her new baby woke up. She went to get him from the other room. We started to make some small talk about her new baby boy and mine at home. Mom mentioned that she had weaned him so she could go back to work. I asked her why she did not combine bottle feeding and breastfeeding since she seemed to be sad about weaning. She said she did not know she could do that. I talked to her about all the options out there for pumping and storing milk. She was so excited to reintroduce breastfeeding into her days. Her son was a good nurser so I think he will go back and forth easily from the bottle to the breast. I was a bit jealous. I wish Ben was a better nurser. I am so glad I was able to help that mom.

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