This will be a great "outlet" for me, I think, because this has been a passion of mine ever since I had my first-born. I had every known breast-feeding problem in the book, from plugged ducts, to mastitis, to nursing strikes, to chronic thrush with both boys. By God's grace I was able to continue breast-feeding both boys for almost 11 months. I definitely feel for women who are having problems nursing and have been wanting to share all of the things I've learned so far.
This also may open a door for me to help teach a course at a continuation high school across the street from my house, where about 15-20 pregnant teen girls go to school. Every day I see them walk around my block during their P.E. class. Two weeks ago I finally got the nerve to go on the campus (walking past 3 guys cat-calling me the whole way) and I found their classroom, and asked if they needed any donations. This past Monday I brought them about 15 bags of donated baby items. So, today when I got an email from the Pregnancy Help Center asking if I want to do the lactation educator class and possibly help start a support group at the high school by my house, I knew it was God. The director at the help center (who I last spoke with over a year ago) had no idea I had just been to that high school just last week. Amazing. I am so excited to see what God will do!