When I heard about the World Breastfeeding Challenge, scheduled for October 3, 2009, I immediately knew I wanted to go. I’m up for a challenge! All over the world mothers would unite and latch on their children at the same time — what a great idea to promote breastfeeding! So Landon and I drove to the White Plains, New York, location on Saturday, which was Full Circle Family Care. I told him there would be a lot of babies, and since he loves babies, he was all exited.
I was proudly sporting my “Yes, I’m STILL breastfeeding!” T-shirt.
There were 12 other moms, and as expected, I was the only one showing up with an almost 3-year-old :) The youngest participant was only seven weeks old, and he was so adorable! They had a speaker there, Fran Sussman, a holistic practitioner, who spoke about how to relieve stress in your life, and it was very informative. She really made me think when she said that we treat our children so much better than we treat ourselves, that we should honor our bodies more (as in: don’t eat junk food, get enough sleep…). I need to wean myself off of Splenda. And Snickers. Sleep — what is that? It’s after 1 a.m. as I am writing this.
Full Circle Family Care is a holistic and integrative center for health, and it offers:
* walk-in service to see a lactation specialist
* new moms support group
* physicians, midwives, therapists, and practitioners under one roof
* The Shop offers earth-friendly products like herbal and homeopathic remedies, natural supplements, books, snacks, and gifts
* The Shop also has a whole section for pregnant and breastfeeding moms (bras, tops, pads, baby care products, breast pumps, etc.)
* fertility, prenatal and post partum private lactation consultations with a lactation consultant
* fertility, prenatal and post partum yoga classes
* classes in infant massages, herbs for fertility, breastfeeding 101, children’s sleep workshop, and more.
This center combines everything you need for your family’s health! I can’t say enough about it, I wish more centers like this one would exist, especially for new moms who want to breastfeed and are interested in holistic approaches for their family’s health.
I gave birth to Landon in California, and when I didn’t know what to do about the pain I experienced during the first two weeks of breastfeeding, I found a similar place in Los Angeles, The Pump Station and Nurtury. Their walk-in breastfeeding support group is the reason why I am still breastfeeding. I am glad that I now know about Full Circle and can point expecting and new moms in their direction.
Full Circle Family Care
1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
Since he didn’t get to hold one of the babies, Landon found a doll in the store to give a squeeze and a kiss before we left.
Yay for breastfeeding around the world!