|Lori, her husband, John, and John Thomas!|
1.Tell me about yourself including the age of JT and how long you have been breastfeeding. What made you decide to breast feed?Many women breastfeed for a couple of weeks before deciding it’s not for them. Were the first few weeks more difficult than the following weeks? What advice would you give to women who are experiencing difficulty meeting the babies needs so they want to stop?
2.Tell me more about your own experience breast/bottle (pumped milk) feeding? Do you think it helped with post pregnancy weight loss?What is the hardest part of breastfeeding you have experienced so far? The easiest? What is the most rewarding part?
4. Often, men feel they do not have as close of a bond with the infant since they don’t get the same one on one time with them as the breastfeeding moms do. How did you get John more involved in feeding time?
5. At your job, they have wonderful resources for breast feeding moms, even rooms to pump in. Do you think you would have breastfed this long if you worked in a less pro-breast feeding environment? Do you have any advice for women who may be thinking of stopping breastfeeding when they return to work?
6. Any other comments you would like to include?
Thank you, Lori for taking the time to share this experience. I know there are some new mom’s out there who will find your story encouraging! For more breastfeeding support, find your local lactation consultant. La Leche League is a wonderful organization full of breastfeeding tips and support as well as information on finding resources in your area.