After breastfeeding for 22 months, I think it’s finally time to attend my first La Leche League meeting this week. Why?
Because I now have enough experience to possibly help others. I’ve handled nipple shields, breastfeeding after a c-section, pumping at work, clogged ducts (over & over & over), nursing strikes, reverse cycling, overactive letdown, and probably a bunch of other hurdles I’m forgetting–selective amnesia!
Because I want to provide support to moms who need it. Support is crucial to breastfeeding success. And since I’m not in a position at this time to pursue the IBCLC credential, this is another good, easy way to help.
Because it seems like a great way to meet women with interests similar to mine (well, at least one interest). I definitely need to get out more.
Because I’m curious.
Because it’s been a goal of mine for 22 months. Time to cross it off the list!
Because the leader of my local group called me and we had such a nice conversation. And when she said she’d love for me to come because having a full-time working mother who nursed and pumped and is breastfeeding a toddler would benefit the group, I admit I swelled with pride for a second and was sold on the idea of attending the group. Why shouldn’t I pat myself on the back? What I’ve done is hard. I’m proud of my accomplishment. Just the right amount of proud. :)
Have you ever been to an LLL meeting? I’d love to hear all about your experience!