Friday, February 20, 2009

Read what Stephanie Muir has to say about Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy

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Stephanie Muir: founder of M.I.L.C. (Mothers International Lactation Campaign) and co-admin of the Facebook group "Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!" writes the following in January 2009:
I received Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy yesterday in the mail. A million thanks to you for creating this lovely and much needed book. I had tears in my eyes looking through some of the beautiful images. I have added it to the suggested books on our group page (we are over 150 000 strong now), and have also recommended it to my local midwifery practice to add to their lending fact I will be recommending it to everyone I know. Congratulations on a truly inspirational project, clearly put together with an intuitive and sensitive awareness of the information and encouragement every woman needs as she embarks on the journey of motherhood. Honestly, thank you!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Words of Praise from a Reader

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Kelley Baker-Ewert received Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy just days after her baby born at 28 weeks gestation was discharged from the hospital. Two days after receiving the book, she writes,
Well, I love the book. I love it. I can already feel the difference when my son nurses, and the pictures are at once informative and beautiful. It is so nice to be reminded with beautiful pictures of the connection nursing forges between a baby and momma, especially when nursing is tough.

My friend who sent it to me was my midwife. However, my son was born at 28 weeks gestation due to severe preeclampsia. It's always been important to me to nurse him, and became even more so in our circumstances. While he received the breast before the bottle, and we spent lots of time kangarooing and nursing as soon as he was able, Gwyn still came home exclusively getting his calories from bottled breastmilk. I think that just having this book would have made a huge difference for us. I would have known what a good latch looked like... With this in mind, I ordered a copy to donate to our NICU as a gift for their library. Hopefully it'll help other mommas and babies!