This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend La Leche League of Texas’ 2012 Area Conference (aka Boob Nerd* Heaven). I didn’t go for the entire conference, but spent most of Saturday absorbing all kinds of information pertaining to breastfeeding. Be warned, there will be a lot of gushing in this post.
Wish I could’ve gone for the whole weekend!
nerd boob nerd I am, I mostly attended continuing education sessions even though I don’t need the CE credits. Oh. My. God. I was thrilled at the list of topics and just soaked up the info like a sponge. I was in boob nerd heaven. And by the looks of those around me, most others were also in boob nerd heaven.
One name only. Like Prince, Madonna, or Snooki
I geeked out a little because the author of my lactation consultant text book had spoken at two sessions the day before. I ate lunch while listening to Kathleen Kendall-Tackett discuss her latest study about mother-infant sleep location and nighttime feeding behaviors. Not only was it informative, but she was hilarious. All of the presenters were experts in their topics and passionate about what they do.
I think this Intel commercial from a few years ago is a good analogy of how I felt this weekend, just substitute lactation researchers and experts for the engineer 🙂
Okay, so by now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m still blabbing. My point is this: if I ever needed any sign or confirmation that I’m making the right career choice, Saturday was it. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about learning anything. I had a fantastic time being around like-minded women who seemed just as excited as I was to be there. I am relieved to find something I’m passionate about. I am thrilled to learn more.
*boob nerd: noun \bübˈnərd\ one devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits pertaining to lactation <– I think I made that up