There are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.
If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.
A recent client endured a traumatic event in the hospital setting. She has since been unable to relax, and basically hasn’t slept since her baby was born, months ago. She has not yet relaxed into the give and take of the breastfeeding relationship; her pattern of interacting gets in her baby’s way, and leads to.. read more →
Here is a classic situation: A mother calls a breastfeeding hotline. She says, “My baby is 4 days old. She was nursing great in the hospital until yesterday, when she wouldn’t latch on. She would go to my breast and just cry. So I’ve been pumping and bottle-feeding. Now she won’t even try to latch.. read more →
I was part of the 50% of women that choose to become pregnant. I was proud to show my growing belly; my hands were alway caressing my baby, even when she was inside me. As my babies grew, I remember the feelings of mid-pregnancy. I felt a great harmony in myself, as all of my.. read more →
A mother who gives birth prematurely, and whose baby spends months in NICU, can fall in love with her baby and breastfeed. She needs lots of practical advice and encouragement to do so. Months of separation and loosing skin-to-skin contact in the first hour after birth make breastfeeding recovery challenging and sometimes difficult. A baby.. read more →
This morning as I look through all my email alerts of news events, I am struck by an idea. What if the media was full of stories such as these: ”Celebrity Mom brings nursing toddler to movie set because she loves to have her baby near her” and “New restaurant provides special chairs to accommodate nursing mothers”.. read more →
This comes from Diane Wiessinger, a brilliant lactational linguist. Mother A complained. “Mothering a newborn is so hard. If I’m not holding him or feeding him, he screams and cries.” Mother B glowed. “Mothering a newborn is so wonderful. All I have to do is hold her and nurse her and she’s as happy as.. read more →