BANGOR – When a baby is born, the mother’s life can sometimes get turned upside down.
A group at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is helping new moms get through what could be a tough time.
The breastfeeding support group meets every Friday.
It not only helps new mothers with the challenges they might face when they start breastfeeding, but it also provides them with a community of others moms who are going through the same thing.
“It’s for moms to get to know other moms. They learn more from each other, I think, than they do from me, which is the best part of it,” said Sarah Hand, a lactation consultant with Northern Light EMMC who helps run the support group.
“It’s just that comradery, just to have other moms, friendships are made. Sometimes they go to Target after they leave here and walk around, they get together outside of here, so it’s a beautiful thing,” Hand added.
Friday Dec. 20, the group had its second annual Holiday PJ Party, with the babies and their moms decked out in festive holiday pajamas.