When I am a Grandmother
When I am a Grandmother I shall have a purple sling
We shall play dress-up with plastic pop-beads and pearls from Japan,
Carry a stylish, functional breast pump bag
We will have dinners of popcorn and peanut butter ice cream
I have taught my children about birthing and breastfeeding and attachment parenting,
© Jan Renich Barger, 1999
Reprinted with permission from the author.
Jan Barger is a mom of three (ages 20 to 30) and brand new attached Grammy of one. Her other credentials include: Lactation consultant for a pediatric group in the Chicago ‘burbs, director of Lactation Education Consultants (an organization that provides education for those aspiring to become lactation consultants as well as ongoing professional education for IBCLCs). RN in maternal child health for over 30 years. Adjunct faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. President of ILCA from 1990 to 1992, on the IBLCE Board from ’92 to ’94, and on the Exam Committee in 1998. Co-author of Clinical Experience in Lactation: A Blueprint for Internship, and contributing author to Counseling the Nursing Mother by Lauwers and Swisher.
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