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.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 14 of14
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

1

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

1

1

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

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

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

Albuquerque, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

Circus St. Vincent's is a mess. Why would anyone go there for servics?
Tim Doebler

Elmendorf Afb, AK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

1

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
May 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

1

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Albuquerque, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Albuquerque, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Rio Rancho, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
May 11, 2009
 

Judged:

1

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

Albuquerque, NM

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Sep 25, 2013
 
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 14 of14
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent The Santa Fe New Mexican Discussions

Search the The Santa Fe New Mexican Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Paulson: crisis happens once or twice in 100 years (Nov '08) Apr 11 swedenforever 9
Deadly exposure: Plutonium-related cancers plag... (Apr '09) Apr 2 Lynne Loss 8
Feds nix credit card debt forgiveness plan (Nov '08) Mar 26 Billie 3
THE RECESSION: Many pushed many to seek second ... (Mar '09) Mar 26 Sileas 2
Letters to editor for March 3, 2009 (Mar '09) Mar 26 Leonora 33
THE RECESSION: Many pushed many to seek second ... (Sep '09) Mar 26 Liz 3
Household debt sees first drop in decades (Dec '08) Mar 26 Mair 2
•••

Santa Fe Conditions

(updated 13 min ago)

Weather
Sunny 54°F
Hi: 69°F
Lo: 38°F
Feels like: 54°F
Visibility: 10 mi

See Tomorrow's Forecast »