Breastfeeding Carnival: Day 14–Final Day

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

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 the importance of breastfeeding. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th through the 31st!


How You Influence Others: What do you think is the most important thing that you do to influence pregnant and new moms to breastfeed? Do you have a story of a mom who you feel you’ve really helped?

 The most important thing I do for new mothers is to model breastfeeding in public.  The second most important thing I do is to be willing to talk to any new mom who needs it. I had a coworker whose wife was having breastfeeding problems.  I have him my home phone and told her to call me whenever she needed to. I also gave her La Leche League’s number.  On Twitter, I try to answer questions and provide support to new moms, and at least one has said I helped her get through the tough times and make it.  I try not to give bad advice, so if someone has a question I can’t answer, I don’t.  I hate when people give advice just because they don’t want to NOT give advice!  My sister-in-law nursed her toddler while pregnant and after the baby was born against the advice of her friends because I had done it with mine, and she knew it could be done!  She also said she felt comfortable nursing her two year old because I nursed a two year old!  That makes me feel really good.



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4 responses to “Breastfeeding Carnival: Day 14–Final Day

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