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
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.