Our blog contributor for this post is Features Editor for the Courier and Press, Abbey Doyle. Abbey has had numerous experience writing health stories about services of The Women's Hospital, but this time, it is her own story that she has chosen to share. She speaks to the heart of the matter; though she had a unique situation, she was persistent about skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding her son. With collaboration, cooperation and compromise, The Women's Hospital was able to be able to give her the patient experience she so desired, while keeping her and baby's safety at top-of-mind. Thank you Abbey for sharing your beautiful experience with us!
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Mom Misty is our blog contributor for this post. Here, she shares how first-hand experiences combined with education changed her perspective on breastfeeding. She discusses how she has breastfed her babies, and feels rewarded that she was able to provide them with the exact nutrition they need.
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This blog post is courtesy of Laura Lukens, M.Ed. Laura is an Infant Toddler Specialist for 4C of Southern Indiana. It is not easy for any mom to return to work after maternity leave. A breastfeeding mom also wants to make sure that the childcare is familiar with proper handling of breast milk and is comfortable with mom coming in to breastfeed baby when possible. Laura gives some tips to new moms in this piece and also discusses a training that is offered to area childcare providers.
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It has been a while since our last post. The end of September marked the observance of World Milksharing Week. Just to be clear, this promotes donor breast milk and safe donation through an official Milk Bank in order to provide babies with the most important nutrition. This article was written by a passionate breastfeeding Mother and guest blogger, Abby. Thanks, Abby for sharing your passion and information with our readers.
This post gives a father's perspective of the breastfeeding journey he witnessed between his wife and son.