I’ve talked before about how easy it was to find help and support through Twitter when I was breastfeeding Judah.
And I do think that it was helpful. But, a lot of the “help” could also be construed as propaganda. There was always someone to cheer you on, but there was also a lot of negative vibes. As a woman who struggled with supply issues (real supply issues, not, I think I might have supply issues but OMG I’m so engorged issues) most of the advice came with disclaimers that I probably wasn’t actually suffering from low supply (why would I be in that lucky group- it is so small after all). That clearly wasn’t helpful.
The one place I knew I could always get great advice, with no agenda, was the expecting club groups I joined on iVillage with each of my pregnancies. We talked about everything and because everyone had different circumstances and different goals as parents, there wasn’t a lot of judgement that came with the advice. I don’t know what it is, but I really lucked out. SAHMs, working moms, single moms, breastfeeding moms, bottle feeding moms- the one thing that ties us together is a common due-date. And everyone brings the support when needed.
There is a reason I have always gone to iVillage as soon as I got that positive test, it’s a great place to find support.
This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life with Levi, Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself. The hop runs every Thursday and Friday and is open to posts that are relevant to the weekly topic. This weeks topic is Breastfeeding Support Groups.