World Breastfeeding Week Day 2
Welcome back to this weeks blogs dedicated to World Breastfeeding Week 2018! If you have just started joining in, click back to the blog to read the other blogs about World Breastfeeding Week. Today’s blog is on this gorgeous mom and her twin boys. I asked her to share her experience below.
“As a mother to six children, including a set of twins, I can say that being a mother is quite possibly the most life-changing, trying and challenging of things I have ever done. This sacred calling and gift of being a mother has also given me so much growth and is indeed the most rewarding thing I will accomplish here on earth.
With a background in nutrition, I knew since day one I wanted to breastfeed my children and would do anything to make that dream a reality. I saw beautiful pictures of mothers nursing and knew of the emotional and physical bonding that took place during nursing and skin to skin time. I dearly wanted that experience an amazing bond. Unfortunately, breastfeeding didn’t go as easy as planned or as pain-free as the lactation specialists said it would, or as loving as the pictures showed. From day one, breastfeeding was a challenge for me. I wanted this so badly and did everything possible to try and get relief. My milk supply was abundant, and despite the tremendous pain, I breastfed this amazing tiny soul I helped create.
After months of extreme pain, infections and bloody nipples, somehow all nursing issues resolved and from 3 months on I was able to breastfeed pain-free! It took perseverance and dedication, and it was SO worth it!!!
I breastfed all 6 of my children for over a year including my twin boys.
I can say that working through the pain of breastfeeding with each new baby was a challenge, but worth it. Some days I would nurse a baby while doing another child’s hair (always multitasking) but other times breastfeeding gave me a moment to stare deep into their eyes as we breathed life into one another. Those still quiet moments were the ones that reaffirmed that the sacrifices made to breastfeed my children paled in comparison to the beautiful memories and connection I have with each one of my children.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be a mother and to have been able to connect with my sweet angels through the beauty of breastfeeding.” #WBW2018