Join Date: Mar 2003
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|Originally posted by rrr
hey- there you are. haven't heard from anyone in the native thread for a while.
Sorry--School is just starting and things are a bit hectic to say the least. Its hard because my school interests are not necessarily congruent with my personal passions right now, so its hard to find a balance. But I need this for my personal fulfillment, so I'll find a way to find time.
the local wic office does a fair amount to promote breastfeeding. they host an LLL meeting and check out breast pumps.
THAT is super cool. That is not the case with our tribe. There is some stuff going on with breastfeeding promotion, but not enough, that's for certain. And certainly no LLL-type supports. I'm really interested in getting certified as a lactation consultant, and doing some support stuff at home. I think its important for Native women to be doing some of it--right now the main breastfeeding person up there is white and she's new to the community, so I don't know how much she'll be able (allowed?) to assist.
i will read that whol article later. the names are worth noting. i always wonder who does bf research.
After 4 m/c, our is here!