Friday, July 29, 2011

You can do it!

This post was written as part of The Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about how you influence others. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th through the 31st!

Being a La Leche League leader I help moms breastfeed on a regular basis. I hope that by just breastfeeding in what I consider a normal fashion I will influence moms to breastfeed. By nursing my babies in the open for others to see I hope to make breastfeeding an ordinary sight and encourage other mothers to do the same.

I have been touched by many women who have made it through rough breastfeeding experiences, but none touched me so much as that of an on line friend. When I was pregnant with my third child, Clarissa, and was involved in an online mothering forum I was contacted by one mother who had just had triplets. She was struggling and persevered like a champion! A year later after she had nursed them all for a year (I am still so proud of her!) she thanked me and that meant the world to me! I was very proud to have been a small part of the reason she continued to breastfeed her babies for so long.

I hope other mothers will also be influenced by me, even if it's only from the friendly smile I give moms who are nursing their babies in public. Just remember breastfeeding is normal and with the right information and support* YOU CAN DO IT!

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1 comment:

Astrid said...

Oh you hush...I'm sitting here like a big baby & crying. And so that everyone knows, I breastfed & pumped through 13 months w/ 2 of my triplets & my boy went all the way to 20 months. I only wish he would have gone longer & cried a million tears knowing I would never breastfeed again. It was worth EVERY struggle. And I will thank you again & again. You helped me through it all.