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Waldorf and Chest and Breastfeeding with guest Judy Fayre, RN, IBCLC

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In this episode the incredibly loving and wise Waldorf mama  Judy Fayre speaks with me about whether or not chest and breastfeeding does or does not have anything to do with the "Waldorf approach".

Judy Fayre is currently a registered nurse and IBCLC (lactation  specialist) who has spent the last 20 years working closely with adults  in their early parenting years. From helping mothers who have just  given birth, to supporting parents during the weaning process, she listens to the goals of the family and helps them reach them. She has  facilitated prenatal classes, breastfeeding classes and has held weekly newborn support groups for mothers/caregivers. She offers home visits and tele-health visits, working one-on-one with parents of young babies as they discover the skills of feeding and caring for their  newborn. Previous to becoming a labor and delivery nurse in her early 40’s, Judy raised her own children using an attachment parenting  style. She was a ‘Waldorf Parent’ for 12 years. She was also a Waldorf handwork teacher in grades 1-8 and occasionally was a guest  teacher in the high school health class during the lessons on  pregnancy and birth. Once her own children were grown, she and her wife became foster parents. Specializing in caring for children  with special needs, they have welcomed into their home seven children, including a newborn with micro-opthalmia (blind) as well as pregnant teens, helping prepare them to become mothers themselves. Most  recently, Judy has welcomed a grandson, being privileged to attend  his birth. She is still smiling deeply from this experience.

As you'll hear in this episode, I love Judy. She and I go way back. She's offered me tremendous support in becoming a mother to my young children and I was so so grateful that she agreed to share her wisdom with me in this episode.

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Judy's wealth of knowledge is really incredible. At her website you can find her contact info, book consultations, and find lots of additional resources and recommendations.

Here's a link to where you can find Judy on Facebook.

Judy recommends Janet Lansbury's books as a fantastic resource for learning about child development. Those are, "Elevating Childcare: A Guide to Respectful Parenting", and "No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame".

For sleep help especially for little ones, Judy recommended two books as resources. Those are "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley, and "The Natural Sleep Solution" by Polly Moore Ph. D.

 Kellymom is a website Judy recommends that has lots of valuable breast and chest feeding information.

Judy also recommended Dr. Jen 4 kids as a great breastfeeding medicine expert.

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