A Voice For The Community

"I am blessed. I had a wonderful and encouraging support system in my husband, family, and a few nurses who sensed my determination and frustration. I had opportunities to attend support programs and join groups of supportive women who understand. I have formed friendships and am surrounded by great people who share their knowledge. And I have learned. I have learned that every woman not only has a right to choose what is best for her and her child but to make an informed decision and receive support" Jillian, nursing mama to Jack Angelo

This is place to share the stories that come along with being a nursing mama. Wether you breast-fed your baby for 1 day or 3 years, we're not here to judge, simply to listen. Listen to what happened when you tried your best for 3 whole weeks only to be defeated. Listen to how being a mommy changed the way you looked at the world. And all the other stories, insights and moments that fall in between the complex and the truthful lessons you learned from your baby.

Read. Enjoy. Share. This is the voice of the nursing community.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Results Are In!

Many of you voted in the poll: "How Do You Feel About CIO
(Cry It Out)".

The poll ended last night and you may be surprised to hear the results!  While 11% of the voters were happy with their CIO experience and 22% couldn't stomach the idea of CIO (our two "extremes" in the selection of answers given) 1% said they tried it and would never do it again, but 55% of voters agree that a modified version of this parenting technique is for their family!  These results just reiterate the notion that most parents feel most comfortable and successful with a parenting style geared toward their specific family and baby.

It is tempting to give and take advice on baby rearing.  The truth is, there is no right or wrong way to nurture our little ones.  Choosing a parenting style involves considering many factors including (but not limited to) your babies age, your babies temperament & your families style.  Before becoming a mommy (and still on the weekends today) I was an MC at parties.  When I was learning to MC, I studied many successful party entertainers and their approach to getting the crowd involved in the party.  I learned very quickly that success was not in the actual approach used but the confidence behind the approach.  The very best entertainers were those who did what made them comfortable and who had fun in the process!

Thanks to all who participated in the poll!  It was fun to see were the numbers where falling with each visitor!  Check out our next poll: "Does your Baby have a Nap Schedule??"

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