Friday, June 12, 2009
Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Citrus County Breastfeeding Coalition. There was a diverse group present; including nurses, Wic Peer Counselors, and a few of us renegades from outside the medical system. We had a great discussion and lots of ideas were flowing about how to educate our county about the normalcy of breastfeeding. The most interesting moment came after the meeting when I was talking to one of the participants and she told me that egos are huge in the breastfeeding world. I was not suprised but I thought "that ego is just everywhere I turn", and there is no escaping that we all have to invert our egos to truly change the world, because it does begin in each of our hearts. We all have causes wer are passionate about, and we need to pay attention to those passions, but at the same time we all must realize that the change we seek is only truly possible when we ourselves change.