I can’t believe it’s another week already.
Thanks to everyone who joined in last week; another lovely set of thoughtful posts contributing to positive and constructive conversations about breastfeeding!
@hdydi – Sadia’s “Working Mom Nursing Twins” post is so inspiring. What a story of breastfeeding trials and triumphs; a topsy turvy roller coaster ride of heart-rises, heart-sinks, and heart-melts. Breastfeeding through the challenges of a twin birth, NICU, military husband absent from home for training and war, tandem nursing, returning to work at 11 weeks, pumping, nursing strikes, and early self-weans. Breastfeeding hopes, dreams, and goals adjusted to the reality that was; what a star of a breastfeeding mama!
Sadia, you can grab the code for the Featured Post’s badge here, to add to your post if you want.
@belledubrighton – Lauren’s post about the experiences of 4 mums from her Medela Breastfeeding Cafe highlighted the difference breastfeeding support makes to the continuation of successful breastfeeding relationships. How varied our breastfeeding journeys are; and how helpful to share them with each other.
@zenas_suitcase – Zena’s post about the ending of her breastfeeding journey is on the one hand sad and on the other happy. I didn’t think some of the difficulties of the earlier days of breastfeeding could rear their ugly heads a year into the relationship. I hadn’t given much thought to anything other than the child or mum, or both deciding the ending of a breastfeeding journey.
@East_Devon_Mum – Ali’s post considering her response, ‘I am breastfeeding’ vs. ‘I am STILL breastfeeding’ is one that got me thinking. The impact of that 5 letter word, ‘STILL’, is one worth considering. I’m glad she’s stopping with the ‘STILL’; why should any mum feel the need to justify her choice to breastfeed her ‘b-oddler’.
@TwinkleHereYouR – Jemma’s post of breastfeeding victories over the odds especially highlighted the need for all breastfeeding support to be non-judgemental. It also highlights how important it is for community midwives to consider each baby’s post-natal situation when checking them against standardised weight measures. Her persistence through jaundice, inadequate support, reflux that took months to diagnose, pumping, combi-feeding, hospital admissions and visits, a nursing strike, and the loneliness that plagues many mums on their breastfeeding journey, is highly commended.
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I’m linking my post about the top 5 things I like about breastfeeding; I wonder what yours are. 🙂
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