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“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“It was a real challenge.” This is how Vicotria’s, one of our users, breastfeeding journey started. If you also wish to send us yours, you can do so by sending your story to: [email protected] I had a complex and long labour in which my daughter had a hard time. With every contraction, she strangled herself with the umbilical cord but it was only seen afterwards when she was born. When they put her on top of me for skin to…

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“By the time we went home, I felt helpless”

“By the time we went home, I felt helpless”

Cristina has sent us this moving story, which we have called “By the time we went home, I felt helpless”, about her breastfeeding journey. If you would like to send us yours, please email it to: [email protected] We would like to thank Cristina for her generosity in sharing her story. Here is her experience: If there is something, I always wanted throughout my life, it was to be a mom. Raising children and caring is something that has always been…

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Breastfeeding Triplets

Breastfeeding Triplets

Breastfeeding one single baby can be complicated, but how is breastfeeding triplets? We have been lucky enough to hear the first hand experience of our user Laia, who has shared her story with us. Thank you, Laia! “I planned to breastfeed the triplets, just as I did with my older son. In addition, I knew that because they were premature, breastfeeding was a great help for them. In fact, our breastfeeding journey started in the NICU. The first drops of…

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Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

That’s how I woke up the morning after the first weaning night. Just by applying pressure, without moving the hand, the milk flowed for a couple of minutes.   We had been breastfeeding on demand for more than a year, and I felt it was my time to wean at night. Gael used to wake up every hour or two and was worth nothing but my breast to go back to sleep. My partner and I began to test everything:…

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Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief is defined as pain, pity, affliction or feeling. It is something that, although we would prefer to avoid, usually comes into our lives, so suddenly, sometimes without warning, other confirming what we had been fearing for some time. And it hurts deep down… It covers you with a dark shadow and you get to feel that you will stay there, hidden, forever. Grief may be of different intensity depending on what is lost, but it almost always leaves a…

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My exclusive pumping with my two babies

My exclusive pumping with my two babies

Before becoming pregnant I had already been reading about breastfeeding, but I had read little about offering expressed breast milk until we were told that we were going to be parents of two babies. Researching about tandem breastfeeding, I began to see things about pumped breast milk, especially to give a little break to the mother with two babies. At that time I didn’t completely rule this possibility, but I did continue to be in the lead in doing exclusive…

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