Guest Blog: Why Did I Become a Lactation Consultant By Sandra Brown
When I had my third baby, I wasn't successful with breast feeding my first two, so I decided not to even attempt it. All over my medical record, "Formula" was written. As if my son understood, as I was holding him, he turned his head and latched on through the hospital gown and began suckling. I said "OK, if that is what you want to do!" I took one day at a time, like the 12-step program, and breastfed him for 13 months. It was the best experience that only another breastfeeding mother could appreciate. This is where I got my passion. I made a difference in his life but he changed mine forever too. I went on to have a fourth child and she breastfed for a year too.
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