Friday, December 20, 2002

On call to new mothers. Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/14/2002,
By Mia Gerger

"In many ways, Heather Sliwinski is like any other 33-year-old mother of six. She gets the children ready for school, makes lunches, goes to football games, and cooks dinner for eight.

But all the while, she is on call.

She is not a doctor, but a trained breast-feeding counselor whose cell phone rings at all hours.

"People in the supermarket have heard some very interesting conversations with me walking down the aisle," says Sliwinski, coordinator of the Abington-based Nursing Mothers' Advisory Council hotline."