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|Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM|
We had the pleasure of hosting an impromptu mama group yesterday! It is always such an honor to visit with alumni mamas and babies – we love hearing from all of our past students.
These mamas are attending the Breastfeeding Support Group hosted at Modern Mommy Boutique on Tuesday mornings. We heard a couple of birth stories, talked about cloth diapering (all four of them are using cloth!), and I learned what about the “bikini twist”! Even this mama learned something new.
This mom felt very comfortable nursing at home, and was okay doing so in front of family and friends. Now that their baby is 11 weeks old, she is ready to start venturing out of the house, and she knows the reality is that at some point, the baby is going to get hungry while they are out and about living their lives.
I offered some suggestions that I want to share with you:
For most of us, there is a learning curve to breastfeeding. You are not alone. You can learn and you will gain confidence. Your baby will thank you for the effort as they grow and thrive. The people around you that can’t thank you in person will thank you to their peers when they say, “I saw another woman do this, and I know I can do this.”
Remember the struggle when you are a breastfeeding pro, and please go up to a new mother who is holding back the tears. Smile at her as she nurses her baby, and if you have the confidence, tell her how well she is doing and thank her for taking the time to breastfeed her baby. One at a time, we can change the perception and build a world in which breastfeeding is accepted whenever and wherever baby needs to be nursed.
How did you build your confidence as a nursing mother/family?
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Breastfeeding Support Groups
Breastfeeding Support Group • Tuesday mornings
• Time:10:00 AM
Modern Mommy Boutique, 3355 W Chandler Blvd, #3, Chandler, AZ 85226,
Facilitator: Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC
Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Groups
With the exception of major holidays…
Chandler Regional Medical Center's
Breastfeeding Support Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's
Breastfeeding Support Group meets weekly on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free
1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Blossoming Moms Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support Group • Every Wednesday morning • Time: 11:00 AM
Pregnant moms are welcome too!
Blossom Birth and Wellness Center
2928 N 16th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Facilitator: Michelle Hottya 818-606-5687
Breastfeeding Support Group • Babymoon Inn • Every Wednesday morning • Time: 10:00 am
New mothers have many questions and concerns about breastfeeding. Join us to exchange information and experiences. You can also weigh your baby, get help with your baby's latch or just spend time with other mothers that are breastfeeding.
215 East Lexington Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Breastfeeding Circle• 3rd Monday of the month • Time: 11:30 am
Come join the group to get help for your breastfeeding questions and concerns, or to share your trials and triumphs. Please bring a healthy snack to share. The circle is open to any adult and lap babies only. Freedom and The Seed office
170 South Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
La Leche League of Arizona
Click on “Meeting Notice” to find a group that meets in your area
La Leche League International
Choose your country – that will lead to a page where you can click to find a support group in your area
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