Today's feature is Dominique, a wife and mother of four.
What are your breastfeeding goals?
Breast feed my children closer to 2 years of age.
If you've breastfed before, what's different about this experience?
During my breastfeeding journey I really enjoyed taking the steps into maintaining skin-to-skin.
It seems to be very important for me and my children. I enjoyed the connection, looking into
their eyes, showering & pouring positive words into their spirit and embracing who they are
becoming. Breastfeeding help to keep me connected with my children and always check in with
them I love the fact that a lot of breastfed children especially mines display that even if Mom
goes far or to the other side of the room they always look back so I've always believed that
breastfed children always look back because of the commitment we have poured into them while
they were infants. they're returning it back to us and I appreciate my breastfeeding children for
one of the characteristics that they could see the display when they become an adolescence and
What's your fondest memory of breastfeeding?
I love just looking into their eyes that's my most amazing moment and just trying to learn who
they are and what they are just through what I see through their eyes. These are beautiful
moments breathtaking. I have the opportunity to birth great individuals and my child, my
children, my leaders, my community members I can see it in the presence.
Who has been your biggest supporter on your breastfeeding journey?
My biggest supporter is my mother-in-law. She just kept pushing me while I was in pain with one
of my children and then my mother who didn't understand breastfeeding she also push me to
educate her and she became a supporter towards my family and my siblings and I believe sharing
provides benefits to the community members who influence many.
What advice would you give to new breastfeeding families?
Your breastfeeding journey is a temporary journey with lasting effects it is important to pour into
your children because they're the only ones you have. They are the only ones that represent you
and your genes and you were chosen for this role and it's great to share with others who you have
poured into. I have poured into my children Goodness, love, patience, perseverance and
Is there anything else you'd like to share with breastfeeding families?
It takes a village to breastfeed. It takes a village to raise children. It takes a village to love your
spouse. It takes a village to know that you are important and you are valued. Please be involved in
a village or a community corporation that can help shine your gifts. Your gifts will make you
feel valued in and out of your home.
This series is sponsored by DommiesBlessed. In celebration of National Breastfeeding
Awareness Month, we are collecting stories from mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other
members of the breastfeeding unit. If you or someone you know would like to contribute, click
here, we’d love to have you.
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