Angela’s Story – Stepping in to fill a need

BWDBF-Angela002I am a 44 year old wife and mother of five children and grandmother of two grandchildren. My daughters are 22, 20, 19, and 2 years old. My son is 16 years old and my grandchildren are 2 years old and 6 months old, respectively. Continue reading

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Dawn’s Story — Breastfeeding with confidence

Dawn is a mother of four daughters — a 9 year old who breastfed for 26 months, a 7 year old who breastfed for 17 months, a 5 year old who breastfed for 28 months, and an 8 month old who is currently exclusively breastfed. Dawn is also a Certified Lactation Educator who enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for breastfeeding. You can read more of Dawn’s thoughts at the blog she shares with her husband at Offdachainandouttadabox.
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Tanashia’s Story: Breastfeeding despite lack of family support

Tanashia is the mother of three breastfed daughters ages 9, 4, and 3 months. Her older daughters self-weaned at ages 13 months and 16 months. Tanashia blogs about pregnancy, birth, parenting and family life at The Tallahassee Huffs.

What motivated you to breastfeed?

I have always known that I would breastfeed my babies.  As a child I didn’t know that it was the best thing to do, but I knew that I would.

What is the history of breastfeeding like in your family?

My grandmother breastfed her six children, but because she had to.  My mother & her sisters did not breastfeed.  My sisters & my cousins did not breastfeed.  I was the first to breastfeed in my generation.  My mother & grandmother could not understand why I didn’t give my baby formula since I could afford it! Continue reading