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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