Hey guys! This Sunday in the New York Times, there was a great article written by a nursing (as in breastfeeding) mom and it talks about her "adventures" trying to pump on the road. The colum is called Modern Love. I thought it was a great article and am going to have my students read it. I've also e-mailed the article to some of my friends who teach newborn/maternity as well!
Let me know what you think! I included an excerpt to get you interested! The link is at the end of this post.
Nursing My Daughter, and Some Grievances by Lindsay Sterling
THE airport security agent took my frozen gel packs. I had brought them to keep my breast milk cool as I flew from Maine to Wisconsin to attend a three-day potato conference, where I was to report on a new, environmentally friendly brand of potato.
I already had mixed feelings about leaving my infant daughter, Riley, and her 3-year-old sister at home with my husband so I could take this trip. But I had to go, and John is a loving, capable parent. He does, of course, lack the ability to nurse, but I had left 60 ounces of breast milk in the freezer. Worst case, Riley would cry for me. I consoled myself with the thought that at least my milk supply would remain continuous. I would keep it flowing with my breast pump while I was away. In that sense, I wouldn’t be leaving her.
Here is the link:
You may have to set up a user account to read the article, but it is FAST and FREE. I love the Modern Love cloumn and read it every week on-line.