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July 06th 2015:Nurturing the Nursing Mother

Even as the new mother focuses her energy on meeting the needs of her little one and learning how to breastfeed, she is going through numerous changes, both physically and emotionally.Even in ideal circumstances, caring for her baby (and herself) can be challenging. If her expectations (healthy baby, rooming in) don't match with the reality (baby needs special care, may even be in a separate area of the hospital), she may feel overwhelmed. She may, instead of being able to bring the baby right to her breast and nurse, find herself in the less-than-cozy circumstance of pumping her breast milk

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Sherry Spacco

Sherry Spacco has been a breastfeeding advocate for over 25 years. She received her nursing degree in 1999 and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2005. She currently works full time as a lactation consultant at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. and per diem at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Mass. She runs an outpatient lactation clinic, one on one support for moms and babies and a breastfeeding support group at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Sherry is a board member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition and one of the Massachusetts Representatives to the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Sherry has lectured and trained staff on the 10 Steps
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