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Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life [9434]

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Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life

What does it take to change established childbirth practices, hospital procedures, infant nutrition standards, and cultural norms that work against the best interests of mothers and their babies?

It takes a woman who is passionate about all of those things, and who unknowingly took the first steps of a journey that would ultimately lead to the founding of La Leche League International and a life devoted to speaking up and speaking out for mothers and babies around the world.

That woman is Marian Tompson, whose passion for insisting on the childbirth and breastfeeding options that nurtured and nourished the breastfeeding couple became her life's work. Part biography, part memoir, Passionate Journey -- My Unexpected Life, tells the story of a shy 1950s stay-at-home mother who became a childbirth and breastfeeding advocate whose influence reached around the globe.

Marian Tompson, mother, grandmother and great grandmother is best known as one of the founders of La Leche League International as well as an internationally renowned author, speaker and tireless advocate for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. In 2001 she founded a second organization, AnotherLook, the only organization of its kind designed to foster research and discussion about HIV and AIDS as they relate to breastfeeding. She has been an inspiring and motivating speaker in more than 30 countries, touching the lives of mothers and babies throughout the world.

 

Authors: Marian Leonard Tompson with Melissa Clark Vickers

ISBN: 978-0-9833075-7-0

Copyright: 2011

Total Pages: 176

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by Alicia Ingram Date Added: Monday 19 November, 2012
© International Lactation Consultant Association ILCA Print and Multimedia Reviews November 2011 – Available at www.ILCA.org Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life Marian Leonard Tompson with Melissa Clark Vickers Hale Publishing, 2011 176 pages, illustrated, (US)$19.95, softcover Orders: Hale Publishing, 1712 N. Forest Street, Amarillo, TX 79106 USA Tel: 800.378.1317, fax: 806.376.9902 E-mail: books@halepublishing.com URL: www.ibreastfeeding.com Most people know Marian Tompson as a founder and the president of La Leche League (LLL). However, many don’t know the story of how she (with a small group of friends) gave birth to a whole generation of women who learned how birth and breastfeeding are meant to be. In her new book, Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life, she shares that story with us. Marian explains that she did not set out to create a culture or to change anything. She just knew that what she was experiencing, seeing, and hearing just wasn’t right. So, what started as a casual meeting of sharing with a few friends gradually morphed into an international organization. And what a journey that was! She gives us a great historical perspective of the challenges in her time, not unlike what many of us are experiencing today. A typical example of resistance to breastfeeding relates to an invitation to speak at a conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health on Capitol Hill in 1969, where she proposed that governmental agencies support breastfeeding with LLL as a resource. The response of one member was, “The labor unions and industry will be mad at us because breastfeeding women can’t work” (p. 80). The press conference that followed, with the slogan, “President’s Conference ignores most economical way to promote healthy children,” (p. 81) sent a totally different message: the room was packed and “breastfeeding had become an issue that couldn’t be ignored” (p. 81). Marian’s flare for telling how she was able to relate to the medical world around her is refreshing and heartwarming. So is her humor. For example, picture her huge bedroom in the Presidential Suite, which “had two closets, one for each of the dresses I had brought with me” (p. 79). She also relates how her family life kept her balanced during this time of dramatic change for women. This is a great read for pure enjoyment of the tale of how the culture about breastfeeding was changed in the middle third of the twentieth century. A great little book to add to the historical section of all lactation consultants’ breastfeeding library. Vicki J Carlson, RN, IBCLC Oak Island, North Carolina USA..

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