Welcome to Breastfeeding Stories, a new section on our website. Breastfeeding stories contains information written by other breastfeeding mothers and partners. There is something to be learned from everyone and every experience. Would you like to add something to this page? Email your ideas, stories, pictures, tips etc. to Jane
Ideas we'd love to include in this section:
- Breastfeeding stories written by mothers
- Breastfeeding stories written by fathers
- Breastfeeding tips and techniques
- Photographs of breastfeeding babies
- Stories about when breastfeeding stops
- Share your favourite breastfeeding resources
The Agonies and the Ecstasies: My Breastfeeding Story
"My mother breastfed my three siblings and myself. I was 11 when my brother was born and as she fed him till he was almost 4, breastfeeding was a natural, normal part of our lives. When I became pregnant for the first time, a little over three years ago there was no doubt in my mind that I would breastfeed my baby. I mean another option didn’t even enter my head." This article by Naomi Homel talks about her experiences with breastfeeding.
Feeding Finlay: A Personal Journey to Induced Lactation
"As far back as I can remember I have wanted to have children, to be a mother, and throughout my life I have always seen breastfeeding as one of the most important parts of the early mothering relationship. But despite my plans and dreams, my path to parenthood just didn’t go to plan!" This article by Yvette Barton tells a personal journey with induced lactation.
My breastfeeding Story
My breastfeeding story begins with my independent midwife saying to me ‘have you started learning about breastfeeding’ and with me responding ‘I thought it just happened naturally’
Breastfeeding a Toddler
"Breastfeeding was always something I was determined to do with my babies, and for as long as possible. I remember a few hours after my first baby was born: the midwife came and asked me if he had suckled yet. When I replied no, she gave his head a firm push in the direction of the nipple, he immediately latched on, and it was the beginning of my breastfeeding career!" This article by Kirrilee Heartman talks about breastfeeding a toddler.
Relactating my son has been by far one of the most difficult experiences in my life. It has also been the most empowering, meaningful thing I may have ever done. I hope my story will inspire more women who've been discouraged to connect with the strength within them and travel this journey. This is what our bodies were made for!
Six Months Of Exclusive Expressing
One woman's story and journey to exclusive, extended expressing supported by Jane Palmer as her Lactation Consultant and Midwife.