Breastfeeding Mom of Twins
Kara and her husband knew from the time they started talking about marriage that they wanted a family together. Little did they know it would take as long as it did. But after many years of trying, and with the help from wonderful doctors, nurses, and midwives, Jackson and Campbell joined the family in November 2011. They came into the world on National Premie Day, which was fitting as they were seven weeks premature.
Kara's entire birth plan went out the window that fateful day, but her plans to breastfeed did not. In fact, within hours of their birth both infants were at her breasts and even attempting to suck. It didn't take long for them to get the hang of it, but Kara had to adjust to the idea of pumping more than breastfeeding, as the twins stayed in the NICU for three weeks. During that time Kara and Scott visited their babies twice a day, making it for at least two feedings, and at home Kara would pump faithfully every two hours to ensure her babies were getting her milk.
Now home, Jackson and Campbell continue to breastfeed and Kara continues to pump as often as possible.
In addition to having the title "Mother" on her resume, Kara is a multimedia journalist having worked at the NBC affiliates in Maine for nearly a decade and at the CBS affiliate in Boston. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and loves to travel. Jackson and Campbell already have a dog at home. Cabo was Kara and Scott's first "baby”, and continues to hold a special place in their lives. You can follow Kara at twitter.com/karamat and become a fan at facebook.com/karamat.