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An old friend and his wife just had a new baby. In a brief email, he made a comment that led me to believe they are having some trouble with getting the baby to eat. Now I am assuming they are breastfeeding, but I don't know for sure.

But, in case they are and/or want to I want to give them the name and number of a wonderful LLL leader/lactation consultant/breastfeeding advocate in their area. How can I best word this? I know the first few days are so crucial for establishing a good breast feeding relationship and I want to help them if I can, but I don't want to overstep myself and say something I shouldn't...esp. since this is a ex boyfriend and I don't want to tick off his wife, you know?

Christa
 

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You can also email him the website
http://www.kellymom.com and the LLL web address. That could be brief, you know?
 

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Maybe just a quick "Congratulations!" email with a quick note saying something like,

"I meant to email this to you sooner, two things I wish someone had shared this with me when I had my babe - here is the number for a great LLL leader who helped us a lot when we had difficulty breastfeeding (if you guys are breastfeeding). And - don't be afraid to take people up on their offers of help while you have a newborn. Your whole world has changed and it's alright (in fact great) if you let someone else sweep the kitchen, do the dishes, pick up the mail for you
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(Or pick something else - but if there are two bits of advice, then it won't look like it's ALL about bf, or ALL assuming that they're struggling, KWIM? Although in retrospect I suppose my second bit could sound that way - but honestly I think every family has an adjustment period where it's nice if someone else can come do the dishes
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