As World Breastfeeding Week 2020 draws to a close today, I wanted to say a big thank you to all of the wonderful mums who have shared their stories with me. It has been such an encouraging and inspiring week, hearing about all of their breastfeeding stories. Stories of determination and perseverance; of hard work and hope; of beauty and comedy, through each unique breastfeeding journey with mother and child.
I hope that by sharing this collection of stories, it can help open up dialogue and a place for mothers to talk freely about their breastfeeding experience.
Every nursing story is unique - their perspectives may all be different, but each one powerfully illustrates the emotions and beauty of the connection between mother and child.
An inspiring and touching story of a mother’s strength and love, Marta shares with us the difficulties she faced with her son Ivo, from her complicated emergency C-section to her month-long stay in the hospital with him.
Each parent and child has a unique experience when it comes to nursing. It usually does get easier the second or third time round, but there are no guarantees, it is something that both parent and child will have to learn to do together.
A mother of three, Angela recounts her story of breastfeeding only her youngest child Emily as she had faced challenges in her breastfeeding journey with her first two kids.