Real Life Breastfeeding Stories

The Cheerleader

During the time I worked in a hospital-based lactation support program, I was making a final phone call to a mom. Our lactation follow-up called until you weaned or until your baby was 6 months old.  As we were wrapping up our conversation, I told her now that her baby was 6 months old, that I wouldn’t be making anymore routine calls to her, but she could call the office if she needed something.  She said, “But you’ve been my cheerleader, I’m not sure what I will do without you?”

It made me realize we all need “cheerleaders” in our life.  Especially, when we are learning something new.  Frankly, that was one of the best job performance appraisals I ever received.

The written word isn’t the same as a voice on the telephone or in person, but having retired from 30 years in healthcare this website is my attempt at giving back.  Providing information gleaned over 17+ years of doing pregnancy nutrition counseling and lactation support, the website is a way for that information to still provide some “cheerleading” to new moms.  I hope you have many “cheerleaders” in your life.