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Imagine you are leading a group session for parents of infants and toddlers. Those in the group have children anywhere from 0-3 years of age and come from a variety of backgrounds. Your job is to address common concerns in parenting and provide reasonable, evidence-informed suggestions based on the context of the family. Respond to the following scenarios:
- A parent arrives clearly distressed. She has been breastfeeding exclusively but, after consulting a lactation consultant, has realized she needs to supplement with formula. She is feeling disappointed and like a failure. What do you tell her?
- A father is complaining about how down his wife is feeling after having their new baby. He thinks she’s just overreacting and will be fine once she “gets over it”. What do you recommend and how would you support your recommendation with evidence?
- REFLECT: Why did you choose to respond the way you did? How do each of these scenarios show a conflict or difficulty that arises when going through the life developmental transition from individual to parent? How do we, as communities and support networks, support people transitioning to parents (or do we not support them enough?)
- Unsure about support resources for parents? Do a quick Google search to see what you can find, and think about how easy or difficult it might be as a struggling parent to find the resources you need.