Monday, July 6, 2009
The new icon.
If you have been reading my blog for awhile or you are my friend you will know that I love breastfeeding and that I like to talk about it. I really can't pinpoint where my love started from. I do love nutrition and I love learning about women and infancy nutrition. I think I became most curious when my coworkers were breastfeeding their babies and pumping in the office. I know some of them were having problems and I realized I knew nothing about it. Here I am so consumed with organic nutrition, but I don't even know anything about human milk. I desired to learn more so I started checking out books from the library and reading them. I was so happy learning about it that I pretty much read a book to my husband the whole way home from a Columbus trip. He is now educated with me! Anyways, I started looking into becoming a Certified Lactation Consultant. I took a class as my first step. All I can say about that class is WOW!!!! I sat in the class shocked at how much I did not know and how much there is to know about it. I was saddened and excited all at the same time. I was sad realizing that I will be a mom soon and if I had not sparked interest and read books and took this intensive class I would be so lost in the world of breastfeeding. My heart goes out to the moms who go into breastfeeding having no education whatsoever about it. That is scary. I soon started working for WIC at the health department and WIC is PRO BF all the way. Every day I have to educate moms about the benefits of breastfeeding and I also get to help them with problems they may be having. There is a great Lactation consultant who works with me that I have learned so much from. Even my friends who are breastfeeding I continue to learn more and more. Every situation is different. I just want to say I am so PROUD of the moms who are breastfeeding and who are pumping to give their babies the best nutrition available!!!!!
Every day I am saddened by how little moms know about breastfeeding which leads to shorter durations of breastfeeding. In the next few posts I plan to share some myths and knowledge about breastfeeding. I know there are so many stories moms can share about breastfeeding. Believe me I have heard tons. I am thankful for all the stories. I just want to share some things that may be able to help some moms out. I hope you stay positive with me as I share some tips on this blog. Until then I would like to share this great website with you. KELLYMOM
One day I do hope to become a Certified Lactation Consultant. I don't know if that is exactly God's plan for me, but I sure do think that it would be fun.