Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies


All expectant, new, and experienced mothers and children are invited to attend.

Meetings are held on the third THURSDAY

of each month

10:00 AM at First Christian Church

on Rivermont Avenue.

Park in the back. The meeting is on the 3rd floor.

Come join us for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and friendship. See you there!

Meeting Place

Meeting Place
Park in the back lot and go through these doors.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room
We meet on the 3rd floor, on the right.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Perspective

Winter is undoubtedly settling in - the nights are long and the temperatures are frigid.  (At least they are tonight - 18 degree low!)  For new moms this time of year can be especially difficult.  Newborn babes may be feeding every two hours, and that can make for a lonesome time during the night.  Then during the day, mom may be bleary-eyed and exhausted and maybe even a wee bit overwhelmed at the laundry piles and the glasses inevitably strewn around the bedroom, the living room, the kitchen...  Anyway, that was my experience!

During those times, when my son seemed glued to my chest and I fretted about all the straightening I needed to accomplish, and all the milestones I "needed" to record, I found solace and comfort in the following poem included in the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - it's called "Babies Don't Keep" by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton.

The cleaning and scrubbing
Can wait 'til tomorrow,
For babies grow up,
I've learned to my sorrow.


So, quiet down, cobwebs.
Dust, go to sleep.
I'm nursing my baby,
And babies don't keep.


My son is almost 14 months and every now and then I continue to tell the cobwebs to quiet down.  It puts me in the state of mind I need to fully enjoy my babe, even when it seems that there are a million other things to complete (or start!).

I hope everyone is enjoying these first days of 2012.  Here's to a happy, healthy, new year full of peace and joy and family fun.

Terese W.