I went ot my local LLL meeting last night hoping to find encouragement to keep nursing DD until my long term goal of 3 years but was instead told, by the LLL leader that I needed to be more realistic and that I may have to stop before then. When I left the meeting I cried all the way home and as I put my LOs to bed. I'm not sure who to turn to now, LLL was my main line of BFing support, but after that (and a very rude comment she made about my sister pumping to provide my DD and the local milk bank with breastmilk) I am starting to no longer want to be associated with LLL. DD is turning a year old next week, and she LOVES to nurse (granted her nursing pattern can get irritating) but I have supply problems due to have gone back to work @ 6 weeks PP and only being able to pump during the day instead of nursing her. I was expecting to get support or words of encouragement, but instead was told that DD may decide on her own to stop nursing, which had nothing to do with my concern of being able to continue pumping enough during the day to keep my supply for her. I tear up just thinking about what she said to me and can't help but wonder how in the heck she is allowed to be a leader?
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)