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Breastfeeding, eating, classes, and other things

Hello everyone,

It's been a crazy month! I just returned from Oakland where I met with lactation consultants in the Kaiser Health system, hopefully strengthening the ties we have with this specialty important to PCOS. Many women with PCOS who finally conceive learn that their next challenge is successful breastfeeding. So we need to have strong communication between specialties to be sure each of us in your life at different times provides consistent and useful information. Yesterday was an excellent start in that direction.

Next week I am off to work with the Minnesota team, and we'll be brainstorming what can be done for women in their 'hoods.

Before I go, I will be doing my monthly Tempe Whole Foods inCYST class, please, if you are in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, and have a couple of hours to spare, come attend! It's a whole lot more information than you're likely to get if you spend that copayment money on someone who has not been trained in your specific diagnosis.

At the end of the month, Ellen Reiss Goldfarb will be hosting her second inCYST Saturday Seminar. Her last one was wonderful and it really is a must-attend for any LA woman who wants the best, most practical information on PCOS.

All information on classes and events can be found at www.afterthediet.com/inCYST.htm

Oh! And the photo? It doesn't have a whole lot to do with PCOS, except maybe that I took a stress management break and visited the California Academy of Sciences with a good friend Sue and her husband Ernie. Sometimes when you think you've got more on your plate than you can handle…the absolute best thing you can do is step off the treadmill and do something completely different. It gives your brain a rest and an opportunity to derive a plan without your anxiety interfering with the process. That's what I did with my friends, just took a break and enjoyed learning about jellyfish and fish eating snakes and chameleons and albino alligators. The jellyfish were very mesmerizing and relaxing to watch, I decided they are kind of like nature's lava lamps.

The clarity that resulted from the time off will definitely benefit all of you. I hope you have opportunities to do the same when your PCOS seems like it's taken a life of its own. Things will get better!