I am so thrilled with World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Breastfeeding Week theme. I would like to share this:
Inspired after viewing Lamaze International webinar "Hospital Practices That Support Breastfeeding", Erin Murray, MSPH, RD, public health and nutrition consultant. I started giving my mobile number, as a text hot line for mothers and fathers who attend the Brokenshire Woman's Center Saturday Couples Class. Around here we prefer text messaging, rather than calling. Last year I decided to tally the questions too.
I made it clear that I am not a lactation consultant but just a mother 4 who have breastfed and read (still reading) as much as I can, therefore I can not prescribe medications, charge a fee etc... And if I do not know the answer to their question I will tell them I do not know and try my best to look it up or refer them to somebody else.
My 3 main apprehension were:
- What if I can not answer a question satisfactorily. And could not find data or can't find or can't refer the question to a qualified person.
- What if there is a serious problem that can not be solved.
- And what if there will be some miscommunication and the mom or dad will get upset with me?
My favourite Philippine based breastfeeding blog, Chronicles of a Nursing Mom by a mom from my home town. And if you have facebook you ought to like the page and leave a line or two.
For breastfeeding gadgets, BabyMama, so far the most reasonably priced and excellent quality products I have found. You can even join in the conversation here.
Also most helpful sites are La leche League and Kellymom along with Articles by Dr Jack Newman. And they may leave questions/ comments/ concerns with local mom to mom breastfeeding support group facebook page.
I have 124 text mates from June 2010 to May 2011. Only new mobile numbers were recorded and if they did not give their name I only record the number which kinda made the record keeping a little tricky. I'll post more on this after I share it at the Brokenshire Health Ministries Breastfeeding Culmination Activity on August 26 at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Emma Noreen Hall. I need some help, Can I save a graph from Excel and convert it to jpeg? How can I post graphs here in my blog?
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