Sunday, June 27, 2010

Review: Meeting for Expectant and Nursing Mothers of Multiples

We had a great turn-out for our meeting for expectant and nursing mothers of multiples on June 9th! The meeting was co-sponsored by La Leche League of Salt Lake City. Mothers with a wide variety of experiences shared their stories. We hope we can make this a more regular meeting!

The hand-out from the meeting can be downloaded by clicking here.

To find a La Leche League leader or group near you, click here.

One of the LLL leaders in attendance from the Provo/Orem group, Emily, provided the following Nursing Survival Station--

When you sit down to nurse, make sure you go to the bathroom first, and have the following within arm's reach:

- Baby
- Nursing pillow
- Burp rags
- Dipaers
- Wipes
- Nursing pads
- Nipple cream
- Water bottle
- Snack
- Remote control
- Phone
- Laptop computer
- Journal
- Notebook*
- Knitting/crafts
- Book
- Pen/pencil

*tip - use your notebook to write down things you think of while you're nursing, so you can relax, enjoy your babies and know you won't forget about them later. Also have a list of household tasks to assign to friends and family when they visit and ask what they can do to help.

Watch your baby - not the clock!
If you watch your baby you will learn their signals very quickly, and learn to meet their needs before they resort to crying to let you know they need something. Feeding the baby when they're hungry, and putting them to sleep when they're tired will help a baby eat better, sleep better, and be happier.

Some parenting book suggestions from Emily:
The Womaly Art of Breastfeeding - La Leche League International
Breastfeeding Pure and Simple - La Leche League International
The No-Cry Sleep Solution - Elizabeth Pantley
The Baby Sleep Book - Dr. Sears
The Fussy Baby Book - Dr. Sears

And some helpful websites:

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