I 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
Category: Breastfed past 12 months
Natasha’s Story — “I thought it was the norm”
Natasha is the mother of an 18 month old boy who is still breastfed. She writes about her life at The Adventures of Natasha and Nate. You can read more about her breastfeeding journey here: Why I Breastfeed, Part Deux. Continue reading
Keva’s Story — Fourth Time’s A Charm
Dawn’s Story — Breastfeeding with confidence
Nadirah’s Story — It just seemed natural
Nadirah is the mother of a 16 month old girl, who is an avid nursling. Nadirah blogs about her views on motherhood at Nad and Zara Take on the World, and recently self-published a book of motivational essays, On All the Things That Make Me Beautiful. Continue reading
Karianna’s Story – “Remember, it’s called breastfeeding…not nipple feeding”
Karianna is the mother of two girls – a 10 month old who is currently breastfeeding and a three year old who recently weaned. Karianna blogs about her life, motherhood, breastfeeding, feminism, faith and other passionate topics at Caffeinated Catholic Mama. Continue reading
Ruthie’s Story – Preparation is key to success
Ruthie is the mother of four children, ages 12, 10, 22 months and 8 months. She breastfed each of her three oldest children for more than a year and is currently breastfeeding her youngest. Continue reading
Christina’s Story: An interest in birth led to an interest in breastfeeding
Christina is the mother of two sons ages 5 years 5 months and 2 years 10 months. She breastfed both of them for approximately two years each. You can find her occasionally blogging about her life at lafemmedesfemme. Continue reading
Article: BEST for babies
via chapelhillnews.com | BEST for babies.
“It’s really hard as an African-American mom, particularly in the South in this country, to get the support for breastfeeding,” she said. “I didn’t know anyone who was African-American who breastfed until me.”
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