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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Breastfeeding Story in 100 Words

Can you squeeze your breastfeeding story in a mere 100 words? That's the challenge Amber McCan from Nourish poses. So here goes

I never considered breastfeeding a toddler before having my daughter, let alone tandem nursing. At the time, nursing for 6 months even seemed quite a stretch. When my daughter was born ,I got the advice to breastfeed for a year. Yet after that year, I had learned more and decided to go at least to two. Then I read some more and I knew that - for us - there was no other way but child led weaning. So now I am still happily nursing a three year old, and excited that in a few months she might be sharing mommy’s milk.

Want to have a go? Amber is still looking for submissions to publish these to her blog. Deadline is September 1st and all you have to do is email them to amber at ambermccan dot com



  1. They laid him upon my breast. The first latch -ouch! The second- Pain! The third- blood! And so it went, the first week, and the next, and the next. Through the tears, the scabbing and the re-scabbing. The toe-curling pain. "You can do this" they said. I can? Then came help and healing, and hope. Before long, the next issue... Pump addiction! "You can do this." I can. Overactive letdown, oversupply. You can do this. Blockfeeding. Relief. Then mastitis. Fever, sickness. Determination. I can do this. I WILL do this. And 17 months later... I have done this. Still do.

  2. That is amazing!! Have you mailed that to Amber McCan? If you wish to write about your journey, I have a friend who is composing a book of breastfeeding stories

  3. I wrote up a post on this yesterday but it's way over 100 words... :(

  4. I have written my own breastfeeding story and I have sent it through! I love it that she is compiling all the bf stories!


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