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She crosses her a little ankles. She has to be holding onto a handful of my shirt. Sometimes when she is really sleepy, she’ll start making a humming noises until I start singing or humming back to her. And if I take too long to do that, she’ll slap my chest to make sure I’m paying attention.
The midwives at Planned Parenthood would tell me that the size of my breast didn’t matter, but I couldn’t help but still be nervous. Then, once she was born I had absolutely no problem producing, and my breasts grew so large that I was gifted this sun ray pattern.
Milk was spraying everywhere, my boobs felt like concrete and hurt like hell, and my baby felt like he was fighting me every time we nursed! Of course, now, in retrospect and with my experience and knowledge as a birth worker, I know all the little things I was doing that overcomplicated things and it could have been so much easier! But in the moment, it was really awful.
“After 3 babies, multiple lactation consultants, herbs, and meds I felt like I had finally achieved a huge dream. He's now 15 months old and It's still his favorite thing!”
The project welcomes all mamas who are pregnant and plan to breastfeed, breastfeeding currently, pump, donate, wet-nurse, use donor milk or any combination even if that combination includes formula or table foods. Want to share your story?
Corey is a new mam of only a couple weeks. In this blog she gives us some honest insight to what it is like to nurse for the first time.
Amanda and her children loved breastfeeding, but then when she knew it was time to be done, she worked hard to ease her daughter away from the breast. Read all about it in today’s story.
Day one of the 31 Days, 31 Stories project is my story of nursing my little boy and a few of the things that are different than nursing my little girl.
Welcome to the 31 Days, 31 Stories Breastfeeding Project 2018. I can’t wait to share these stories with you.
After working through her past, Jackie nursed her first daughter until she was two. Now that she has a second daughter, so much of her life has changed and her breastfeeding journey is still growing too.
Pumping and co-sleeping can be heated topics in the breastfeeding world. Learn about how this Colorado mom does it.
Breastfeeding is hard to most moms in the beginning. Learn about this beautiful mama's beginning with her first daughter and how she is doing now.
Becoming a mother again, I thought I had breastfeeding all figured out, it only took an hour to see that I still had some learning to do.
Thank you for an amazing 31 Days, 31 Stories year! I can't wait to continue to share your stories!
It took going home for this sweet mama to figure out what positions worked for her breastfeeding journey with her new son.
After three boys, this mama knew what to expect with her little girl but there were still some differences in the transition from nursing a mobile toddler to a sweet newborn.
After relying on donor milk after birth this lovely mama kept on working on her supply and now has been able to donate to other mamas in the area.
After a whole lot of research, this lovely mama found her breastfeeding journey with both of her children to be fairly uneventful but does everything she can to find the love in every moment as it passes.
After adopting her son, this sweet mama wanted to give her son the best to help him heal. That something was breastmilk. Read about their story here.