Kira’s Story: Persevering through a rough start

Kira shares her story of persevering through tremendous difficulty in order to successfully breastfeed her now 10 month old son. Kira blogs about being “a modern woman with old fashioned tendencies” at Just Like June. Continue reading

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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

Erykah’s Story: Breastfeeding saved my son’s life

Erykah nursing her one hour old twins

Erykah is the soon-to-be mother of six children: a now 11 year-old who was breastfed for 16 weeks, a (step)daughter, twins who were breastfed for 19 months, and an 18 month-old son who just weaned due to Erykah’s current pregnancy.

Erykah’s determination to breastfeed her youngest son literally saved his life.

You can read Erykah’s family adventures at her blog, Catastrophe Out On the Lawn.

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