Breastfeeding Stories

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Breastfeeding Stories

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 PBB.

Ideas we’d love to include in this section:

  • Breastfeeding stories written by mothers
  • Breastfeeding stories written by fathers
  • Tips and techniques for breastfeeding
  • Photographs of breastfeeding babies
  • Stories about when breastfeeding stops
  • Share your favourite breastfeeding resources

Shared Breastfeeding Stories


Relactation By Yardana Sirken Since I was a little girl, as silly as it may sound, my life's goal was to be a mother. Someday I would have a baby whom I would love with all my heart and, naturally, I would breastfeed. My mother was heavily involved with the La Leche League, a Q global breastfeeding organization, and breastfed my brother and I until we were 6 and two and a half, respectively. When she fell ill with


Six Months Of Exclusive Expressing

Six Months Of Exclusive Expressing Written by Anna Russell When I was looking for a midwife for my homebirth, it was extremely important to me that my midwife be a Lactation Consultant being as my first baby (hospital born) never latched to the breast and support was not available to me.  I left hospital with my baby being fed by expressed milk and supplemented with formula.  After 5 weeks of expressing, great stress, sleep deprivation (all which equated to


Breastfeeding a Toddler

By Kirrilee Heartman 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! I’ve since had four more children,


My Breastfeeding Story

By Helene Drimer 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’. After kindly and gently letting me know that ‘it doesn’t just happen naturally’, my wonderful midwife lent me countless DVDs to learn from. I also joined the ABA and read their book cover-to-cover. I was separated from my baby for 10 hours before our breastfeeding journey began. During this


Feeding Finlay: A Personal Journey to Induced Lactation

By Yvette Barton 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! After many loses and feeling emotionally unable to face the possibility of another, my partner and I began to explore what was then


The Agonies and Ecstasies: My Breastfeeding Story

By Naomi Homel 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. I didn’t even think about