If you are like most new mothers, the transition from work to full time new motherhood is going to be pretty intense. It feels like just yesterday that you gave birth and your world was turned upside down and inside out. You have gone through this rite of passage that had this huge learning curve and the subject was new motherhood and breastfeeding. Now that you feel like you finally have your bearings, you take a look at the calendar and realize that it is getting close to your returning to work. Well, not exactly next week, but close enough that you are starting to think about pumping and storing your milk. Yes, another transition is going to be coming down the pike for you.
Aromatherapy: Shannon talks about medical issues she had with anxiety and chronic pain. Along with medical physicians, she researched on what else she could do to help herself. She learned a lot about aromatherapy and herbal remedies. She felt at home with the aromatherapy and began making a lot of blends for herself. She decided to take her training further and attended Aromatherapy Institute. She discussed in detail the thoroughness of her training. When working with a client this includes a very thorough questionnaire and a full consultation and follow up care. She did several case studies and wrote a research paper on the cooperation of lavender and citrus oils in treating chronic anxiety and situational anxiety. This published paper can be found on her website.
I met Shannon online: When I first met Shannon online, I was intrigued I know she has a back in aromatherapy as well as Essential Oils (EO) because I wanted to hearr from her perceptive, in laymen’s terms, the difference in some of the EO and the different companies. I have a huge interest in learning about the safety about Essential Oils ( EO) as they have become quite mainstream. I have learned that some are not safe. for some populations and that some dilutions are not safe. We are going to be talking about pregnant and breastfeeding moms, their newborns and their children and looking for her to help me under EO better and their safety and use.
There is so much information about breastfeeding. Some of it is great and accurate and exactly what we want moms to know.
Other information runs the gammet from poor to downright negligent. While there are frequently what I call “nuggets” of truth in what a lot of people share with
breastfeeding moms, it may not be right for their individual breastfeeding relationship. Confused? Well, come along with me for the ride and
I hope to be able to explain myself.
Poor information can be responsible for some mothers not continuing to breastfeed.
Poor information can be responsible for moms not making enough milk.
Poor information can be responsible for babies not gaining well.
Jennifer was born in small town Water Valley, Mississippi, whose claim to fame is having one grocery store called Piggly Wiggly. Her mother was born at home in that same small town and when she was 5 years old they moved to Lake Havasu, a retirement community, which is in Arizona. It also has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state as there was not a lot to do. Jennifer was creative at home,she made magazines, got into journalism, and was writing little things that she has kept since then. This was all before blog posts were a thing. We laughed at how the paper journal is old school. Jennifer had an older brother and an older sister, who were both in their early to mid 20s when she was born. Since she never lived with them, she felt pretty much an only child. We talked about the return of coloring books and how adults are using them to explore the arts and relax. Jennifer mentions using them in her prenatal mediation class
My name is Autumn and I am an ASU student. Im a breastfeeding college mom who was recently assigned a persuasive speech topic. I was able to pick so i decided to choose something im struggling with now which is being shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. Would you be up for helping me with an interview on why we should normalize breastfeeding instead of making it something to do in a private manor?
I feel awful that Autumn or anyone else who has been shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. I know that I am very much into the world of breastfeeding mothers and so it is easy for me to say that I just don’t get it. But, honestly, I just don’t get it. Gosh, no matter what anyones personal opinion is, the primary purpose of our breasts is to feed our babies, is to keep our babies alive through the nourishment and hydration we offer and the primary way our babies grow and thrive from newborn to infant to toddler. Our human milk is meant for our human babies and plain and simple and for untold amount of years, it has been a matter of survival.
Joyce has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ray for 50 years. Joyce and Ray are the proud parents of 3 children who were all breastfed and proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren, who have either been breastfed or received breastmilk that their mother has pumped. She has been an RN since 1964. In 1970, Joyce became a Lamaze trained Certified Childbirth Educator. When she moved from Indiana to Arizona, she became the first childbirth educator to teach natural childbirth classes in the local hospital. Joyce has been a school nurse for 23 years and taught childbirth classes in the evenings. Her students began asking her to attend their births. Joyce realized she enjoyed it so much that she soon became certified as a doula with DONA. ( Doulas of North America) in 2004. She has used the knowledge and experience gained as a breastfeeding counselor to help moms get off to a good Breastfeeding start at the over 100 births she has attended so far.
Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC & breastfeeding reviews
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