Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sweet Support from an unlikely quarter

I am under no illusion that without the wonderful people who supported me in the early days, my breastfeeding journey and story might well have been different.



However the most astonishing part of this is that the woman I accredit my first breastfeeding success with my first child has no children. Her ability to empathise with me and really support me despite never having experienced it is extraordinary.

I still maintain my assertion that breastfeeding support is best coming from breastfeeding mothers but this lady broke the mold. She arrived at my door when my firstborn was 3 days old. I'd been crying my eyes out with pain and frustration and she sat down with me and didn't leave for 2 hours. By the time she left, my baby was latching on perfectly and had taken a good feed.

I'm a (very very nearly) newly qualified breastfeeding counsellor. I couldn't have started the training unless I'd breastfed for a minimum of 6 months and I still think that is the ideal basis to start from - mother to mother peer support - but in her case I'd be willing to make an exception.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You'll never know the impact you had on my life. My desire to support other mums partly stems from the support you showed me. Thank you :)
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3 comments:

  1. thanks for linking up for this week's blog hop!

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  2. Thanks for the blog hop!
    I'm frustrated though that I can't get the button to work. I'm obviously doing something wrong but can't see what. I'm such a dork!

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  3. New GFC follower - thanks for linking to the breastfeeding hop! And congrats on becoming a certified counselor. Lots of moms need your help & support.


    ~Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery~
    www.darcyandbrian.com

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