nursing mothers' myspace addendum

-If you have ever breastfed twins, even just for one day, you get to be the President of Nursing Mother's MySpace AND Queen of the World.
(All hail Julie!)



"It is fascinating. In the West, you have bigger homes, yet smaller families; you have endless conveniences -- yet you never seem to have any time. You can travel anywhere in the world, yet you don't bother to cross the road to meet your neighbors. I don't think people have become more selfish, but their lives have become easier and that has spoilt them. They have less resilience, they expect more, they constantly compare themselves to others and they have too much choice -- which brings no real freedom." -The Dalai Lama


sour milk

I'm pretty sure I will smell like this for the next few months. Why do I even bother showering??


nursing mothers' myspace

I think there is a need for this. If you like it, you can take it... if not, just send it back. The requirements are as follows:

-You must be able to correctly pronounce the following: Medela, Lansinoh and colostrum. Bonus if you actually know what any of them are.
-You must have had, or know someone who has had, mastitis or thrush. Bonus if you've had both. Double bonus if you've had both more than once. Triple bonus if you can name the prescription medications used to treat each one.
-You must know what Le Leche League is. You do not need to be a member, but bonus if you've ever called them for advice. Double bonus if you've ever been to a meeting.
-If you have a pump, you must have a name for it. Example: Mine is Ian Gold, as in the former Michigan football player, because on the first setting it sounds like it's saying, "Ian Gold, Ian Gold, Ian Gold...". Phil pointed this out, and now Ian has become an integral part of all our lives. i.e.: "Have you seen Ian?" or "I need to pay Ian a visit."
-You don't have to be nursing currently, but you must have nursed for at least 6 weeks in order to join. Otherwise you may have missed the experience of someone else's crying baby causing your let-down. SO weird. And yet such a huge part of the nursing mother's life.
-You must know what Lanolin, Fenugreek and Alfalfa do.
-You must have nursed at least once in the following places: The backseat of a car (not while moving, of course), the doctor's office and a public restroom.

Also, I think our motto should be, "Free To Be... Between Feedings." This was Courtney's idea; I can't take credit for it. But if you're nursing, you know what we mean.
Do I have any takers??