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Daddy snapped this picture of his girls and it made me appreciate the last 9 months.9 months exclusively breastfeeding and what an amazing journey it has been. I never thought we would be here honestly. So many times I wanted to give up because of pain, being uncomfortable, or just being frustrated. Nobody told me is how bad your nipples freaking hurt in the beginning. I wasn't prepared for that kind of pain! Thank you Jesus for nipple cream and gel pads. In all seriousness, we have been exclusively breastfeeding for almost a year and what a blessing it has been. It hasn't always been easy, and it didn't come natural like I thought it would. There have been so many bumps, hiccups, tears, and a lot of mastitis along the way but through it all we have made it. I couldn't have done it without the support from my amazing husband and friends along the way. I am not sure when our journey will end but I don't see it happening anytime soon. Here's to another 9 months. You and I got this baby girl. • • • #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #breastfeedingmama #breastfeeding #almost9months #rainbowbaby #naturalmama #mamabear #theseshortsmakemelooklikeamom #chunkybaby #bonding #wegotthis #breastfeedingjourney
Ingredient flatlay ✔️ Almost all (+ coconut oil) the individual components that get added together to bring you the most delicious, addictive & affective lactation cookies. Made by a mum for mums all over Australia 🇦🇺 💦💦🤱🏼🍼🥛🥛💧🍪 . Available online & Australia wide. Tap the pic to shop our most popular flavours 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 . . . . . . . . #ingredients #lactationcookies #healthypregnancy #liquidgold #breastfed #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeeding #breastfedbaby #newmum #sydneymums #perthmums #brisbanemums #adelaidemums #melbournemums #hillsdistrictmums #preggolife #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingwithoutfear #normalizebreastfeeding #newborn #hospitalbag #babyshowergift #newbornbaby #firsttimemum #mumtobe2018 #milksupply #boobiemilk #3rdtrimester #4thtrimester #breastmilk
Hey y’all 👋🏽...guess what? Episode 4 is now live!!!! . . . . I had an uncomfortable discussion about my birth story, something I never really talked about until I became a Doula, and if you know anyone who’s pregnant, or just birthed a new human into this world...pass along this episode because it’s definitely for them! . . . . Link in the bio!! #birthstory #laboranddelivery #birthing #hospitalbirth #blackwomendobreastfeed #chocolatemilkmommies #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #tandemnursing #nursingwhileworking #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingpodcast #blackwomenpodcasts #breastisnormal #podcast
Our last batch of breastmilk.... 2.5+ years of hard work, commitment, and dedication. We did it, Thor! Together! Despite of him being a premature baby, we’ve defied the odds. Not even a drop of formula, minimal bottle feeding (only when I’m at work), and one very smart-healthy-happy boy. Being able to breastfeed him all this time and encourage other mamas around me to breastfeed as well are beyond my wildest dreams. Extremely grateful for my hub who plays a huge part in our breastfeeding journey, it has been truly magical. For all of you expecting/new moms and dads out there, you can do this! 💪🏻❤️ #breastfeedwithoutfear
Becoming a mom has challenged me in so many ways; it's taught me to be more empathetic and forgiving, it's connected me to people vastly different than me, and deepened my ability to love others. . . One of my biggest challenges and disappointments thus far has been my breastfeeding experience. The days after Maeve was born were physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. I wanted so badly to breastfeed Maeve but she would not latch at all. I was really discouraged in the hospital because we saw so many different people who offered different ideas + tips, but still we continued to be unsuccessful. When we headed home I made several more appointments with lactation consultants. After several months of this I started to hate the idea of breastfeeding and the anxiety it brought me. I felt upset with myself and wondered, "What's wrong with me? Why don't I want to breastfeed my own child?" I feared I was missing out on this wonderful connection + felt so overwhelmed by it all at the same time. . . Luckily, there are so many mamas in my life and on here whome I've connected with through the journey of motherhood. I've been so blessed by so many people encouraging me in small and big ways. I've been able to come to peace with something that caused so much anxiety because of other moms lifting me up. The bond of motherhood is truly amazing. . . I know now that it wasn't all me, and my little nugget just didn't pick it up like other kiddos. Sometimes, (cough cough) *most times* things don't go quite like you planned, and that's okay! It's not a perfect journey, but a deeply love filled one. And I'm so happy to be Maeve's momma.
A big thank you to those that were able to watch my live today. It was my first live EVER and I was so nervous lol I appreciate the support and please know that I am an open book and always happy to chat. DM me if you have any questions. @idaho_jones thanks so much for giving me the opportunity. #instagramlive #firsttimelive #bearwithme #nervous #inducing #inducinglacation #inducinglactation #relactation #relactating #relactationjourney #chestfeeding #pumpbag #pumpingmom #pumpingbag #pumpingmilk #pumpingatwork #breastfeeds #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmommy #breastfeedinglicious #breastfeedingjourney #twomommies #twomommiesarebetterthanone #lesbianfamily #lesbiancouple #lesbiancouplegoals #lesbiancouplesofinstagram #followme #followmypage #followmyjourney
Click the link in our bio to enter to WIN a copy of 2 bestselling breastfeeding books: "The Nursing Mother's Companion" and "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" 🤱 This one is hard for me to talk about as it was an incredibly difficult time, but I know that there are so many moms out there that struggle to get their little one to latch as well. It can be incredibly isolating, trying day and night to get your baby to eat, spending hours trying, to then follow up with a pumping session. But it didn't need to be that way. After weeks of trying, when I finally got Odin to latch, I couldn't believe it. But what I also couldn't believe was how many women also endure the same exact struggle I did. So we decided to do something about it. We are starting a fight against the silence of women learning to get their baby to breastfeed.  It does NOT come easy for so many moms, and that is totally normal.  We are putting on this giveaway in hopes to shed some light on this issue, and also share our own experience and what we did to finally get Odin to latch.  Here's a hint: it wasn't what the lactation consultants told me! How to Win: 1️⃣ Click the link in our bio and sign up. - That’s it! After you’ve entered, you can submit bonus entries by: -Following our Instagram page. -Tagging as many friends as you’d like(More tags=more entries) -Repost this post and tag us! As a bonus we're going to give every entrant a free copy of our Breastfeeding Holds Guide as well as a copy of our Hospital Bag Checklist. The Winner will be announced on July 8th, 2018. Good luck! 💜 *This giveaway is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. . . . . . #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingfriendly #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingsupport #breastfedbaby #maternityleave #newmom #newmama #summerbaby #newbornbabygirl #newbornbabyboy #feedingbaby #breastfeedingbaby #breastfeedingmommies #thirdtrimester  #thirdtrimesterproblems #38weekspregnant #39weekspregnant #40weekspregnant #newbornbaby #breastfeedingstruggles #breastfeedinghelp #breastfeedingisbeautiful #nursingbaby #july2018baby #august2018baby #2018baby #welcomebaby
⚠ Lots of boobs in this post. You have been warned ⚠ Yesterday's #breastfeedingabcs letter was T for #tandemnursing , but I was too tired to think last night and really wanted to do this topic justice. From the moment I learned of it, I knew I wanted to #nursethroughpregnancy and #tandembreastfeed. If at all possible, I wanted them all to overlap and have that bond between siblings. So far, while tiring, it has worked out really well! ✨ I tandemed Levi and Evie for a month after Evie was born. 🌌 I tandemed Evie and Lily for about 6 months, with the occasional feed here and there still (I would say Evie is 95% weaned). Through #aversions in #pregnancy and #postpartum, #badadvice from uneducated nurses at one hospital, #lowsupply from weeks 14-23, #braxtonhickscontractions in the 3rd trimester, #engorgement and #socialstigma while tandeming, we have persevered. The beautiful hand holding and cuddles my babies have shared as they shared milk I am SURE are why they are so close now. Humans bond over food, and nothing is more personal to a #breastfedbaby than sharing their #mommymilk. Tandeming may not be for everyone, but it warms my heart and validates me in a way that is indescribable. It is HARD, some days, and never feel ashamed for letting it go when you and/or your baby are ready to wean. But, if you have the oppertunity to, I highly recommend giving it a go. I have nursed for 5 years on August 20th, and tandeming is one of my biggest accomplishments, in our #breastfeedingjourney and in life. @the_homeschool_hippie also did tandem nursing for letter T, so go check out her post!! 💕 I love the things we have in common!! #treeoflifebreastfeeding #breastfeedingedit
One month shy of my goal! I don’t know how far I’ll go; taking it one day at a time. 💜 11 Months of Pumping: OZ’s Pumped: 27,779 Gallons Pumped: 217 OZ’s Frozen: 2,872 Pumping Sessions: 1,258
One month shy of my goal! I don’t know how far I’ll go; taking it one day at a time. 💜 11 Months of Pumping: OZ’s Pumped: 27,779 Gallons Pumped: 217 OZ’s Frozen: 2,872 Pumping Sessions: 1,258
Yesterday was your first birthday. It’s been a whole year since you left my womb and came to join us, fill our lives with immense love and joy, and complete us. A year that went by way too fast and if only we could slow the time down just a bit, we would. But it’s so amazing watching you grow, learn, explore, and become. You’re so completely, immeasurably loved, my little one. Happy first birthday, Violet Clementine. And thank you for the best year of our lives 💜
Here’s to another Monday. Make plans, make goals & ACHIEVE them! Hope you all have a fantastic week ahead of you. . Good luck to all the mamas who will be birthing their babies this week 👶🏼 . To all the mamas that have babies in leaps, teething, sleep regression. May this be the week that all comes to an end. . And to every other mother may this week be a good one! 💛 Make sure yours is off to a good start with a healthy & delicious breakfast. Berry-Nice Lactation Granola is available for purchase & dispatch TODAY - if you order before 12pm. Link in bio ☝️ 📷 @megscronje