Welcome to the inaugural posting of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog! I'm Tanya Lieberman, a lactation consultant living and working in Western Massachusetts, where Motherwear is based.
I'm thrilled to be hosting this blog and to be associated with Motherwear, a company devoted to supporting breastfeeding mothers.
I love working with new mothers and am also a relatively new one, myself. I nursed my son, now three and a half, into toddlerhood, returned to work and pumped for a year, and frequently nursed in public, including perched on a gigantic pallet of toilet paper at Costco.
This blog will bring you news and information about breastfeeding, as well as my own thoughts about breastfeeding and working with new mothers. More importantly, it is a forum for you to share your stories and experience a sense of community with other breastfeeding mothers.
I once asked my mother, who nursed me in the early 1970's, why she had breastfed. Those years marked the low point for breastfeeding in the U.S., with only 20% of mothers giving it a try. She said that she did it because her friends had. She also said that ponchos were popular at the time, allowing new mothers to gather in the park and nurse under their little tents.
A lot has changed since the days of ponchos in the park, but now just as then, having support from other women is what makes breastfeeding work. Just like my mother's friends, who supported her choice to breastfeed, I hope that this blog will be a source of support and community for you.
So relax, get settled with your nursing pillow, and enjoy!
A quick note about what this blog is and isn't:
This blog is:
- A source of news and information about breastfeeding
- A place to support other mothers and be supported
- A place to share your experience breastfeeding your baby
This blog is not:
- A source of medical advice. For breastfeeding help, please see your healthcare provider or a lactation consultant. There are also some useful links on this page.