Many, probably most new mothers are looking for information and answers to their concerns on the internet. The internet is often the first source they turn to when wondering how often a baby nurses or what the red lump in their breast could be. But are the answers they find correct? Is the information going to be helpful or could it be incorrect or even possibly cause harm? I decided to do some investigating, looking into some frequently used sources of breastfeeding support on the internet. I was saddened to find so much “misguided” or downright incorrect information.
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As I am writing this, our Virtual Conference, Surviving to Thriving is a mere 45 days and 6 minutes away. I hope you are registered. As we made decisions on the conference, we really thought about what the world has been through since early 2020. My motto through all of this has been “who knew?” Who knew it would last so long? Who knew my whole life would be upturned and rebuilt?
I’ve said it before and will keep saying it, we are so very lucky to be doing what we are doing. We have so many opportunities to impact families. And we may never know how our help, guidance, teaching, or compassion will help a family. Keep doing what you are doing!
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