Images and text by Jessica Casey. Oliver was born full-term, at 37+3 weeks gestation. He was small, weighing only 5lbs 8oz, which the medical staff attributed to the placental tear and pre-eclampsia I had developed. There was some fetal distress
Image and text by Sara Waldecker. The full-term breastfeeding story I’m going to begin by telling is my story. I don’t remember it, though. I was exclusively breastfed by my own mother in a time and place when doing
Images and text by Susan May. On July 2nd of this year, 2014, I will mark 8 (EIGHT!) straight years of breastfeeding. I’m almost positive (like 99.99% sure) that there was not even a day in that 8 year stretch
Images and text by Lesly Simmons The birth story I wrote in my head for my first child was radically altered at the 20-week mark, when I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa. I went from planning an all natural
Images and Text by Jill Petrush Rogers “My son hasn’t asked for ba-ba’s in 3 days, I’m sad”- my sister-in-law posted. I thought to myself, “Wait, what?! He’s two. He’s still breastfeeding…really?!” You see, before my nephew was born, I
Images and text by Brandy Van Vossen Before I had children of my own I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I knew that this was the most important decision that I would make for them in their early years.