World Breastfeeding week

Breastfeeding Miss K at Sumner beach in the middle of winter
I am pretty passionate about breastfeeding, I think it comes from the huge struggle I had with Miss K, learning how to feed her was horrid, the sore, cracked, (now scared) nipples, the difficulty latching, the low weight gain, neonates, mum being in hospital, mastitis, iv antibiotics, the list was endless.... but we got there, I fed her till she was 10 months, Miss L was feed exclusively by me till 5 months and then until 11 months, she had formula once or twice... Mr O was breastfed till 14 months and Miss N is going strong at 8 months....
girls feeding their babies... aged 4 and 2.. now 7 and nearly 5

My biggest support other than Ben were the fabulous Lactation consultants at the Hospital, the gave me believe in myself that I could do it... so I now like to help others to be able to breastfeed too... I go to a group on a Monday and help support other Mums who are doing this too.....

Feeding Miss L in neonates
I do other things too, like put random photos on web pages.. this lead to a story being published today....It's about breastfeeding and jaundice....
feeding mr O aged 9 months

I am lucky breastfeeding has gotten easier for me, but I will not forget the struggle that it was, and will not judge other Mums for their choices.....
Feeding Miss N aged 3 months

2 comments:

Deborah said...
August 4, 2010 at 10:34 PM

It's a great story, Demelza.

Azlemed said...
August 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Thanks Deborah, its been really hard work, but so rewarding... I love the pic of my girls feeding their babies.....

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