By Latisha McNeil
Winter. My daughter Bria was born in the winter. I knew breastfeeding was normal, and that I wanted to do it. Bria, however, KNEW we were going to breastfeed, and she communicated that clearly. Every time I felt like giving up, I could see Bria looking forward to latching on. Nursing was a big part of our bonding. La Leche League and my La Leche League Leader Aimee gave me what I needed to continue. Truly, Bria helped me with this, too.
By Kate Freeman
La Leche League Leader Barbara posed a query to one of the delightful moms who attends the LLL Midtown meetings: Kate, can you offer other mothers any tips, as a veteran mom?
Kate Freeman responded, with her usual brilliance:
1. If getting out the door is hard (and let's be honest, it's usually impossible), do as much as you can at night when kids are in bed: pack lunches, lay out clothes, pack bags, organize the stroller, fill up water bottles, pack snacks. That way, when the baby has to nurse and your toddler poops right as you are getting ready to leave, you'll only be 5-10 minutes late, instead of 30… Which leads to #2…
About the Authors
These posts were written by nursing moms (sometimes with their support persons) who attend(ed) LLL meetings in Manhattan. All stories were originally published in our newsletters.