Milkies wants your inspirational stories!

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We want to hear your dreams, hopes, inspirations and how you overcame challenges as a mom.  Share your stories with our readers, your story may be just what they are looking for.

Here at Milkies we are always inspired by mothers and all the great work they do. We encourage you to submit a story of what inspires you during the month of October.  Stories and poems from all mothers are welcomed.  Here at Milkies you hear the stories of amazing women often, now it’s time to tell us your story!

After we collect all of your stories we will be posting them during the month of November.  In addition we will pick two stories to be featured.  The two stories that get featured will each receive a Milk Saver!

We’re waiting to hear from you fellow moms, tell us your story!

Featured Milkies Mom- “Baby Rabies” Blogger Jill Krause. Read her story…

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How long have you been breastfeeding?

I breastfed my first son for 13 months, and I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter for 4 months.

 

What BF tools/products are your favorite/help you the most? Tell us about your experiences with Milkies Milk Saver – how much milk have you saved, has it worked well for you?

I save the most milk with my Milkies Milk Saver when I nurse my daughter first thing in the morning. We’ve been blessed with an excellent sleeper this time around and by the time she gets up from sleeping 6-8 hours straight, my breasts are completely full. I’m always sure to use my Milk Saver on the opposite breast I nurse on in the morning and can get up to an additional 2 oz at a time.  


What is the best piece of advice you would offer a newbie breastfeeding mom?

Educate yourself! Don’t leave your breastfeeding relationship to luck and chance. Do your best to prepare yourself BEFORE having a baby by taking a breastfeeding class put on by a certified lactation consultant.  It’s always a good to have a breastfeeding guide on hand.  I love The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. 

What is one thing you wish someone told you before you started breastfeeding?

It might hurt….and that’s OKAY! Just because it hurts doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. I had a painful start to my breastfeeding relationship with my son. I was completely shocked by how much it hurt and how unnatural it came to me. I’m so glad I stuck with it and worked through the pain. Eventually it was pain free, easy and totally natural. 

I love motherhood because …. (fill in the blank)

I love motherhood because I get to see the world all over again through the eyes of a child. I have an excuse to be silly, play make believe, eat unlimited peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and watch kid’s movies. I love it because I get to learn and grow along with my children.

 

 

Motherwear Breastfeeding Blogger Shares Her Breast Milk Donor Story with Milkies

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Tanya Lieberman, professional blogger, Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog
Children – Ages 8 and 1
Profession – Lactation consultant, IBCLC
Location – Massachusetts 

When did you start donating breast milk?
I started donating breast milk in August 2010, when my daughter was a few months old. I live in Massachusetts, but I primarily donated to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas. I also made smaller donations to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose while I was there over the holidays. I also hope to make a final donation to the brand new Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England.

How much do you think you’ve collected over the course of donation?
I expect to have donated 10 gallons by the time my daughter is a year old.

What was the process like getting approved to be a donor?
It was fairly simple. The process involved a phone interview, a written interview, blood work, and forms from my nurse midwife and my baby’s pediatrician. It didn’t take long and the milk bank’s staff was always available to answer questions.

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