Help is on the way for mothers who struggle with breast-feeding

Full story: The Santa Fe New Mexican

Don't let anybody kid you: Breast-feeding can be torture. During those first weeks of nursing, unthinkable things can happen to your body.
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1 - 14 of 14 Comments Last updated Sep 25, 2013
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#1 May 10, 2009
There aren't many children or infants or women of childbearing age in Santa Fe, but what the hey, it's a mother's day article. A great time to think about "cracked and bleeding breasts".
Oscar Martinez

Phoenix, AZ

#4 May 10, 2009
What needs to happen is that the St. V's administration should be training all nurses and doctors on how to take care of these breastfeeding mothers as soon as they have thier babies from the onset. Every mother should be comfortable enough to trust these nurses who are suppose to be trained the same way on how to breast feed the new babies. If the hospital has to hire an expert with the background in breast feeding techniques that work in the best interest of the mother and child, then, hire them and put them to work. What is so difficult to teach nurses on how to breast feed a child from the experts who know thier stuff as mentioned in the story? Babies deserve a strong connection between thier mothers and their is nothing wrong breastfeeding them, especially if the mother is healthy and strong enough to take care of her own business with her child.
Santa Fe Woman

Maxton, NC

#5 May 10, 2009
What a sad little article to feature on the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican on Mother's Day.

I nursed both of my babies and it was a "piece of cake". Also, it was a pleasure. It made me feel happy and I knew that it was what nature intended....and what was best for both me and my babies.

This article makes mothers appear to be sad, uneducated, poor pitifuls.

Mother's Day is a day of celebration....elation...happi ness...JOY!

The front page story should have shown smiling mothers and babies....celebrating MOHERHOOD!

In short, I consider this article to be very inappropriate for the front page featured story on Mother's Day.
JustAThought

Santa Fe, NM

#7 May 10, 2009
This is not news, this is marketing and IMHO, is a negative commentary to newspaper. Couldn't sell them ad but have them nearly on the hook?
Bob Builder

Santa Fe, NM

#9 May 10, 2009
Circus St. Vincent's is a mess. Why would anyone go there for servics?
Tim Doebler

Fort Richardson, AK

#10 May 10, 2009
Oh my gawd!!!!! Breast feeding is not torture! What an odd article for the paper to run and on Mother's day to boot! Ugh!

God save us from industrial medicine and the hospitals that kill us.

Woman empower yourselves........take back motherhood, child birthing and breastfeeding.........and heed less attention to the advice of healthcare professionals.

Get in touch with an elder woman who has breastfed if you are in doubt about the process or if you are disconnected from someone in your family who can teach you......contact your abuela or tia........they'll show you how to breastfeed..........screw the overworked, multitasked nurse.

If that doesn't work get in touch with a dietitian at your local WIC office or a support group like the La Leche league.
Oscar Martinez

Phoenix, AZ

#11 May 10, 2009
Intercultural wrote:
Does bloody milk has more protein?
And yes Are You, it's true, everyone in Santa Fe is too old to have children.
I am not surprise that we still have a few idiots out there make stupid comments such as this one.
Mary Alice Trujillo

Westcliffe, CO

#12 May 10, 2009
Santa Fe Woman wrote:
What a sad little article to feature on the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican on Mother's Day.
I nursed both of my babies and it was a "piece of cake". Also, it was a pleasure. It made me feel happy and I knew that it was what nature intended....and what was best for both me and my babies.
This article makes mothers appear to be sad, uneducated, poor pitifuls.

Mother's Day is a day of celebration....elation...happi ness...JOY!
The front page story should have shown smiling mothers and babies....celebrating MOHERHOOD!
In short, I consider this article to be very inappropriate for the front page featured story on Mother's Day.
Good for you! However, there are cases when all does not go well and in the case of early C-sections the baby may not be ready. Mouth and palate formation may not be conducive to breast feeding. In the case of my daughter, successful in breastfeeding her first child for a year, the second child was quite a challenge. I applaude her and all the professionals whom she consulted. She is pumping and making sure that her baby is fed breast milk. She is not pitiful. She is a professional in mechanical engineering and has become very proficient in what it takes to feed a baby right when the need arises. Thank you New Mexican for presenting diversified issues.
AnnaNova

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 May 11, 2009
i was so upset to see so many negative comments to this article. While i may not agree with everything that is in there, i certainly appreciate the effort. for me, breatfeeding WAS a challenge and im proud of myself for going through with it, i did get help, and i had no idea about the resources mentioned in the paper...
i received tons of formula samples even before my baby was born, but nothing ever concerning breastfeeding, and i think that it is very WRONG. i guess since no one makes money on breastfeeding, it gets largely ignored, i am glad that the paper addressed this issue. even if it's once a year.
AnnaNova

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 May 11, 2009
oh, and by the way, regardless of how many babies there are in santa fe, i believe each and every one of them deserves the best start which is what breastmilk is for, and every mother deserves the best care for her efforts, it is so sad that some people just dismissed the worthiness of this article under the pretext that there are not many babies born in santa fe
Mark S

Albuquerque, NM

#15 May 11, 2009
Anna had a difficult time breastfeeding between remedial english and PE. God bless her little 13 year old soul.
AnnaNova wrote:
i was so upset to see so many negative comments to this article. While i may not agree with everything that is in there, i certainly appreciate the effort. for me, breatfeeding WAS a challenge and im proud of myself for going through with it, i did get help, and i had no idea about the resources mentioned in the paper...
i received tons of formula samples even before my baby was born, but nothing ever concerning breastfeeding, and i think that it is very WRONG. i guess since no one makes money on breastfeeding, it gets largely ignored, i am glad that the paper addressed this issue. even if it's once a year.
AnnaNova

Rio Rancho, NM

#16 May 11, 2009
oh sorry my english offended you, Mark, or whatever it was. it is not funny. and for many mothers it isn't, i thought this area was for discussing the article and not other people.
ummmmmm

Seattle, WA

#17 May 11, 2009
Lactation consultants are very important resources and St. Vincent's Hospital should invest in such services--not that it would come out of the pockets of St.Vincent's because you know mothers would be billed for their services but it is worth it. Even if mothers are on Medicaid when they deliver, the investment in breastfeeding support is worth saving the $$ these women would request from WIC (I think WIC gives mother's 9 cans of formula a month, at $12-$20 a can that is $100 a month for 1 year). This is of course assuming women on medicaid also qualify for and use WIC.
Some of the comments here imply that women can only breastfeed if they are smart and educated or that not knowing how to breastfeed on your own without support is dumb. NOT TRUE.
From experience, breastfeeding is a challenge and does not always work out perfectly. I am a graduate student and consider myself intelligent. I still became frustrated and emotional when breastfeeding was not successful after my newborn came home from 13 days in intensive care at the hospital (not in NM).
Kyle

UK

#18 Sep 25, 2013
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