I first met Diedre at Yale-New Haven’s B.A.B.Y. Program. Our sons were born mere hours apart down the street from each other (she delivered at the St. Raphael’s Campus).
Diedre stuck out to me in those early days because was so warm, caring and honest. As new moms, we had a lot of questions, and she seemed unafraid to be honest in sharing her experiences and trials. Like me, Diedre struggled in the beginning to get nursing off on the right foot, but she was so willing to listen to other moms and offer sympathetic words of encouragement or a similar anecdote. I loved her honesty. Here is a little bit about Diedre:
Connecticut mom Diedre Murch set out to breastfeed her son from the beginning. What she didn’t expect was how hard it would be to get started and how different it would be from what she imagined. Continue reading