New mom gains help, confidence at Parkwest

Jay FitzOur Town Health

When little Finley Ken­nedy came into the world, he came with no complica­tions. Mom Patricia Ken­nedy says support from the lactation consultants at Parkwest Medical Cen­ter helped breastfeeding begin just the way nature intended.

Things weren’t so sim­ple after mother and baby went home, though. In addition to the exhaustion every new mother expe­riences and the stress of having a baby during a pandemic, feeding Finley became a real struggle. “He seemed to get tired and worn out while nurs­ing,” Kennedy says. “He would even cry when try­ing to nurse like he was frustrated. I didn’t know what was wrong.” Then she remembered the Lactation Club at Parkwest Medical Center – a part of the hospital’s Teddy Bear University.

“Becoming a mother is a time when you need help, you need understanding, you need a shoulder to cry on and you need someone to just say you are do­ing great,” Kennedy says. “This group has meant so much to me – we are in this together.” Read more about Baby Finley and his mom: Covenant Health News Patricia Kennedy 0813-3352

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