My first experience with NMC was in 1994, when I had my first daughter. I had attended a class at a local hospital before I gave birth. Once I was home with baby I was having a hard time adjusting to this new life and breastfeeding. I called NMC and was given a counselor. I must have called her everyday for a week or more. She was great and very patient with me. I stuck with it and everything went well. A few years later after my 2nd daughter was born, again I was in need of help. My baby wasn't gain weight and had sucking issues. I actually needed more help this time than the first. I was so thankful for the help I received through NMC that I too wanted to give back. I attended the training classes and became a NMC Couselor. I was able to help some new mothers get through those first few weeks and even doing a few home visits. It's been 15+ yrs since I volunteered with NMC but, to this day I still love to lend a hand to a new mommy with questions and concerns about her breastfeeding baby.
This is an extremely dedicated group of women who are passionate about helping other mothers learn to breastfeed and deal with any challenges that come up. I've loved my volunteer work with this organization and am especially inspired watching new mamas come into their own and become confident mothers.
I LOVE this organization! I had major problems with my first child (my son), and my lactation consultant was my hero! When I mentioned wanting to give back, she told me about Nursing Mothers Counsel. It took me 18 months and a different state, but I got involved, went through orientation and became a volunteer counselor. All my training helped me with my 2nd child (my daughter), and it's GREAT and very helpful to not only know that there's an organization who can help me if I need it, but that I can be a part of something so giving.
I came to nursing mothers counsel before my 2nd child was born, I had nursed my first child but had some common problems . So when I got pregnat with my 2nd child I didn't want to make the same mistakes, I wanted to be better informed. I had a great phone coneslor. So after nursing my 2nd child for 6 months I decided to give back , by taking the classes to become a phone conselor myself , So I could help other mothers. Over the course of 16 years I counseled many mothers all over the United States. This is a great orgaization. And it helps so many new mothers nurse their babies. Candi