In Their Own Words: Dezerrae
A Story about Breastfeeding and the NICU
"In Their Own Words" is one of my favorite series on the blog. It lets families to share their stories, and help others along the way. Thank you, Dezerrae, for taking the time to write out your breastfeeding story. We are honored to be able to share it with other mothers who are facing challenges along their breastfeeding journey.
first experience with breastfeeding did not go well. I had a very long labor
with my daughter, she had to go to the NICU and was immediately given formula.
Happy New Year!! Wishing all of our readers many blessings as you welcome the new year. I trust your holidays were wonderful and that you are looking forward to all the promise of a fresh slate.
These are probably going to keep being evening editions - thank you for your patience as we ramp up posting again in the New Year. I am really placing a high value on being Peaceful Mama for my kiddos, which means that being on the computer is taking a back seat to homeschooling and teaching classes this season.
I guess it's appropriate that most of the news I found this week pertains to pregnancy...we are about to welcome a new set of families to the Sweet Pea Births' family tomorrow night!
Some neat news from the research front, plus another confirmation that Dr. Bradley and Dr. Brewer were right when they told mothers to avoid harmful substances long before research could prove just how dangerous chemicals and processed foods really are.
Fertility drugs, not IVF, are top cause of multiple births
Maybe you heard the news last week that ACOG, “redefined ‘term pregnancy’ to
improve newborn outcomes and expand efforts to prevent nonmedically indicated
deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation.”
Read the News ReleaseHERE
While many people around me whooped for joy, I am reserving judgment. I do think it is a move in the right
direction to define full term as 39 weeks to prevent an elective cesarean
mother from scheduling a cesarean two weeks sooner than the baby is estimated
to be ready to live outside the uterus.