Share your Breastfeeding Story with MAM #MyBFStory and you could win!

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Share your Breastfeeding Story with MAM #MyBFStory and you could win!

July 31, 2015

MAM BFBreastfeeding is natural, beautiful and healthy; what breastfeeding is not is easy for all moms like most of the conversations online would have you believe! MAM believes that we all can benefit from honest, candid dialogue about breastfeeding between real moms so please share your personal story and your advice for new/expectant moms at http://bit.ly/MAM_MyBFStory with #MyBFStory. MAM will choose their three favorite stories to win a $100 gift card!

 

One response to “Share your Breastfeeding Story with MAM #MyBFStory and you could win!”

  1. Kareena Schnabl says:

    I never imagined that breast feeding would be such a challenging moment in my life. From the moment my miracle baby boy was born, breast feeding just didn’t seem to be destined for us. Due to the quick delivery my boy was full of mucus and did not want to feed for the first few days. We attempted to get drops of milk on a finger for him to suck but he was born 2 weeks early and did not know how to suck. Being a first time mom, I had no idea if I was holding him properly or if he was latching. He was born with a couple of teeth and sure knew how to bite. He damaged both nipples and eventually I developed a breast duct clog. Milk was not coming out and he would not feed to try and promote milk flow. Used the medela bottle to teach him how to suck. As painful as it was, applied polysporin, warmed breasts and used nipple shields to attempt to preserve milk supply. Lactation consultant put me on domperidone and some milk began coming in particularly evenings in one breast more than the other. We supplemented him with hypoallergenic formula as he began to fall off the growth curve. He developed what looked like a diaper rash for a month that would not go away with treatment. Eventually he began to get a sick tummy and refused the bottle. Discovered he was allergic to the formula. Switched formulations and at last he was able to drink formula from a bottle. Pumped frequently to try and regain milk supply. A friend recommended visiting a natural health product store and we began to try fenugreek supplements and a traditional organic milk boosting tea made of fenugreek, fennel and thistle herb. Amazing! Began to get a flow of milk in the late afternoon in the breast that did not respond to domperidone. It is so much work combining breast feeding, pumping and formula but my philosophy is the more breast milk I get him the better. We now have an adapter for our car and pump on the road. My boy is growing and hitting milestones earlier than I would have ever expected. In my heart I believe it is the breast milk and so all this work is worth it and I am motivated to keep trying. My message to other mom’s is don’t give up too early there are a couple options out there that just might work for you. Good luck and all the best.

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