Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Breastfeeding Booby Traps

I have to share a great post with you from Chatter Scene titled "Breastfeeding Booby Traps." Click HERE.

The poster shares a number of the many reasons why so many women these days are unsuccessful at breastfeeding. I definitely had a hard time at first due to a couple of the reasons she posted, namely having a really terrible lactation consultant at the hospital and experiencing peer pressure to give Andrew a bottle because "maybe I wasn't producing enough milk for him."

I wish I knew what I know now about breastfeeding before I went into the hospital. I'm just so glad we have the hang of it now... and I WILL write a post here one day about all I have learned! It really does help to hear it straight from actual moms and to simply just hear that you can do it!


  1. Reading those lists of booby traps make me feel so grateful that I had an awesome hospital with AWESOME LC's! And again, I'm so happy for you that you stuck with it and got breastfeeding to work for you & your lil man!

  2. I totally agree. Breastfeeding is one of the hardest and least supported part of being a new mom. There is actually a GREAT lactation consultant in the Forest Hills area names Kathy Genna who helped us out a ton.

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'll definitely have to recommend Kathy to any Queens friends who are struggling. It makes such a world of difference to have help!

    And... I'm off to check out Queens Mamas right now! :)