What Others are Saying about MOBI
My name is Carolyn and I am a first time mom of a baby girl named Harli Cara. She is currently 4 months old. I do not have any friends (I'm the first to have a baby) or relatives who have breastfed. Therefore I do not have any type of support group rather than a lactation nurse in the area but its nice to have the support of people actually experiencing the same things "now" that I am. I am new to the net and stumbled across this website. Everyone seems so nice and I'm going to share the knowledge of this site with others from my prenatal class. I have been married for 1 year (Harli was born 6 days after our anniversary) so I have undergone a lot of changes in my life. I found this site only yesterday and already I feel some of the stress lifted. Thank you.
I just wanted to thank you for all of the helpful information you've sent my way. I feel good about bfing once again, now that I have a better handle on the situation. I tell you, the situation had me in tears more than once. DH also says thanks - his wife has gone from a screaming lunatic to one able to handle the world and her children a bit more peacefully :-)
My name is Patricia S. Chandler. I am a lactation counselor, not board certified as of yet but have actively worked with lactating Moms for eight years now. Also, I work closely with a pediatrician and her patients and am a Medela representative. I have been a part of MOBI's support group and know first hand that this is a marvelous place for Moms who have had difficult breastfeeding issues. They are offered understanding and support. Most of these Moms are going through very difficult times. They have longed deeply to have a wonderful breastfeeding experience but for one reason or another, they have not had the ideal situation.
I'm a mother of a 17 month old. I joined the MOBI list to learn from others, and to share my trials, tribulations, and ultimate "failure" in the breastfeeding relationship with my son.
Just a quick note to tell you that I feel MOBI serves a valuable purpose in supporting women who have been unsuccessful with breastfeeding.
I wanted to update you all on two big successes as a result of my involvement with this group. I had asked for help with my 6 mo. old son Brendan's rash. I visited the dermatologist and it turned out to be sensitive skin and eczema with a surface strep infection under his chin. I now use Desitin under his chin, a steroid cream on his chest, and Eucerin cream all over. He's like a greased pig when I'm done! Thanks to you folks and your tips to use different soaps, etc. I feel that I can help prevent it from happening again.
I was unable to breastfeed my first child for more than 6 weeks and I grieved the loss of our breastfeeding relationship. I successfully breastfed my second child for two and a half years and am exclusively nursing my three month old despite tongue-tie and ten weeks of resistant thrush infection. I have gotten nothing but encouragement from these women and professional advice from an IBCLC while on the MOBI email list.
I was unable to breastfeed either of my two children. I am contemplating having a third child with my second husband who has no children of his own, and I was desperately seeking INFORMATION and UNDERSTANDING about what may have gone wrong and what I can do to ensure a good breastfeeding relationship the third and last time. In my short two months on the list I've learned more than any midwife, LaLeche League Leader, Lactation Consultant, Pediatrician, or best breastfeeding friend could have ever told me. Let me count the ways...
JUST A NOTE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. THE SUPPORT I RECEIVED FROM JUST ONE LETTER WAS OVERWHELMING. I WAS REALLY TOUCHED BY ALL THE SUPPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FOR PROVIDING THESE SERVICES FOR MOTHERS JUST LIKE ME.
I have been a member of MOBI for over five months now. I came to the group after trying all of the local LC's suggestions, all to no avail. When I subscribed to the list, I was angry and hurt. You see, this is my second child, and both times I have had insufficient milk supply. The women on MOBI were very supportive. They helped me work through my negative emotions by being there for me to talk to. They did not judge my feelings, and this was crucial to the healing process. I never felt dismissed or misunderstood.