Posted by: suncoastlll | June 11, 2009

Sarasota Daytime LLL Group met on June 11, 2009

The regular Sarasota LLL Daytime Group meeting was very well attended today with 11 moms attending, including two pregnant moms.  It was meeting number two in our series and the topic was Baby Arrives:  The Family and the Breastfed Baby. We discussed  the concept of the book What Mothers Do… Especially When It Looks Like Nothing At All by Naomi Stadlen. 

We challenged our group moms to think about the things they accomplish every day, and then to reframe them in different ways. For example, one mom said “wearing the baby in a sling or backpack.” We broke that down into bonding, increasing baby’s self-confidence, teaching a young  baby to regulate heartbeat and breathing, helping baby’s vision, protecting the baby from danger, etc.” Another mom said “feed the baby” and we broke that down into “providing optimal nutrition for baby’s developing body and brain, providing immunities to protect baby from disease, providing visual stimulus as baby looks into mother’s face and so on. By the end of the discussion we were all feeling pretty good about what we accomplish each day, even if we don’t always get the dishes done.

The second part of our discussion focused on what one piece of advice we wished someone had given us about the first two weeks after baby’s birth.  This generated lots of great suggestions for our two pregnant moms in attendance, such as room in with the baby in the hospital,  throw away the book Babywise if anyone gives it to you and just nurse the baby on demand, sleep whenever baby sleeps, let friends and relatives help with the housework and more. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at next month’s meeting.

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Responses

  1. This blog’s really quite intersting.. Thankyou 🙂

    • Glad you like our blog, Emma. Hope you will check out LLL in Great Britain.
      http://www.laleche.org.uk/

  2. Sounds like it was lots of fun! So sorry I had to miss it, but I am hoping to be there on Wednesday! Looking forward to it! 🙂


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