Image and text by Libbie.
Breastfeeding did not come easy for us. My son was due on December 25, 2011, but my water broke on December 3, 2011 at 36 weeks, 6 days. I was both surprised and worried. I wasn’t even … Keep Reading!!!
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. I knew that breast was best. But my inexperience kept me from seeing anything beyond this.
I didn’t grow up seeing breastfeeding. As much as I babysat and even having a younger brother born when I was 16, I just … Keep Reading!!!
Images and text by Molly Stepansky.
My name is Molly. I am a stay at home mom to three wonderful kids. E will be 6 this summer, N just turned 3 and little L is 7 months old. People who know me know that I am passionate about most everything I do. In a former life I was a passionate high school teacher, a (not so passionate) chemist, a passionate sailing instructor, a (just to make ends meet) waitress and … Keep Reading!!!
April is Child-Led Weaning Awareness Month! If you would like to contribute, please e-mail your story and photo(s) to email@example.com.
(Our goal is to help normalize breastfeeding past infancy and help parents who may feel alienated. So, even if you helped the weaning process along, but breastfed past infancy- please still send in your story!)
Image and text by Cecilia Rands
You were a surprise. Vomit on a cold February morning that could not be explained away was, … Keep Reading!!!
By Kim Pendleton
Baby, you are weaned!
By Paala Secor
I am currently tandem breastfeeding by two daughters, who are two and four-years-old, while 9 months pregnant. Am I the only one a little surprised by that statement? I’m in a place in my parenthood journey that I never thought I would be, a niche I didn’t even realize existed, much less was possible just a few years ago. So, because it is … Keep Reading!!!
By Martine Zoer
I am nursing Tristan as I am writing this. He’s three years old and watching TV. He loves to nurse while watching a show. He will ask for it as soon as we get home from dropping big brother Tyler off at school. He no longer naps and I think it’s how he recharges.
Before Tristan was born, I was hoping that I would be able to breastfeed him, but I wasn’t sure whether it would work … Keep Reading!!!
This is my sweet soon-to-be 18-month-old, Isabella. She is my third daughter my older
first daughter at 23, and frankly, I was just young and uneducated about the benefits
of breastfeeding. I pumped for a couple weeks but when my pump broke I didn’t have money to buy a new
one so I went to formula.
My second daughter nursed about … Keep Reading!!!
Last fall, I noticed Aram hadn’t nursed in what seemed like months. (I hadn’t really noticed up until that point)…
I wondered if he had also noticed, so I brought it up.
Me: Hey Aram, you haven’t nursed mommy in long time.
Aram: Yeah, I’m done.
Me: What made you decide to stop?
Aram: Because I’m done.
Me: Well, that is a great reason.
Aram: I know.
And that was that.
Although the weaning process was not very profound for … Keep Reading!!!