Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25th - 31st) is around the corner and this year’s theme is Revive, Restore, Reclaim. As part of our 2020 celebration, we are collecting stories from local families like yours. Today we are honored to feature Danielle, a Boston wife, and mother of four, as she gives us a sneak peek into her breastfeeding journey.
What are your breastfeeding goals?
I would like to breastfeed for 12 months.
If this is your first time breastfeeding, what have you learned?
I breastfed my other children. The longest was 10 months.
If you've breastfed before, what's different about this experience?
I have had some difficulty keeping up with the demand for this little one.
What's your fondest memory of breastfeeding?
Looking into my baby’s eyes while he’s breastfeeding and seeing that he knows he is comfortable, safe, and loved.
Who has been your biggest supporter on your breastfeeding journey?
What advice would you give to new breastfeeding families?
Don’t give up! It can be time consuming to pump and breastfeed - especially if you have other little ones, but it is the best and most rewarding experience. Not only are you providing your child with the “liquid gold” but you are also building a bond like none other.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with breastfeeding families?
Remember to take your prenatals while breastfeeding (1 year postpartum).
This series is in partnership with DommiesBlessed. If you’re interested in contributing your breastfeeding past, present or future, click here, we’d love to have you.
Are you expecting? Do you know a family who has recently delivered? In order to continue supporting families during COVID-19, the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition now offers virtual breastfeeding support groups and a Breastfeeding Support Warm-line (857) 301-8259.
Daily Milk hosts articles, posts and ideas from various members of our breastfeeding coalition!