I am honestly so proud of my breast feeding accomplishments! This pictures Olivia was at the 5 month mark and Sarah just hit the 5 month mark . Honestly nursing my second has been a challenge and I've wanted to give up. I'm proud to say I've been nursing for 18 months and tandem nursing for 5 !
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#reshare I posted this pic a few months back and wanted to share it again. Exclusively pumping for my baby was never even a thought that came to mind when I found out I was pregnant with Charlotte but I knew from day 1 I was going to do everything in my power to breastfeed her. After two failed attempts and not enough knowledge with my other girls I wasn’t going to give up this time. After having Charlotte we had a lot of struggles with bad latch and her not transferring milk. I nursed her for the first 8 weeks of her life. Even with all the pain and doctors telling me she wasn’t gaining and I needed to supplement. I had heard about exclusively pumping but didn’t know a lot about it. I did my research and decided that was the best choice for us because I refused to quit. I joined some mommy groups on Facebook and watched a ton of YouTube videos (shout-out to @mommaalia her videos were such a huge help!) I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but I started pumping. I wanted to quit so many times. In the beginning it was so hard and I was so tired. I kept going because I was determined. Here we are 8 months later and I’m still going strong. I’m still providing nourishment for my daughter. Sometimes I can’t even believe I made it this far. Through all the struggles I wouldn’t take exclusively pumping back. I’d do it all again and again.
Can't believe Jackson has been in our lives for a whole month already. He has been growing so much for having quite the set back at just over 10.5 lbs and 22 inches. He makes the cutest little noises (including hiccups all the time) and the loudest colicky cries. In his free time between crying of reflux or constipation he enjoys all the milkies and sleep. This little guy sure has taught us a lot. #jacksonallen#onemonthold#milkybaby
10 months. 10 months of sore cracked nipples, crying, supplementing, being connected to a pump 6 times a day 7 days a week, having to visit lactation consultants. We’ve almost made it. Now Liam nurses for comfort or for the occasional snack. I’ve put my pump away and now it’s up to my baby to decide when he’s done. 10 months ago I started this incredible journey, my goal was a year and damn we are so close. For now I’ll hold him a little longer and let him snack a little more. We’ve done so good, I love you my milk dud. 🤱🏻 #normalizebreastfeeding#breastfedbaby#milkdud#milkybaby#10months#sarahwellsbags#medela#pumpingmama#pumpinginstyle#strong