Nursing Awesome

I exclusively pumped breast milk for my daughter, Karmyn until she was 3 months old. She was premature at 34 weeks gestation weighing 4 lbs 1 oz & with health issues relating to her ealy birth she could not be held or breastfed at first.

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She had a tube that went down into her belly that fed her my breast milk. I made so much milk at first that it was noticed by one of the NICU nurses & was asked to donate to the other babies in the NICU. I gladly agreed. When I was told I could try & breastfed my daughter it was a struggle. She had a weak latch & would get tired easily before getting full. With a fast flow nipple on a bottle she was able to get more in & soon the tubes were able to be removed. However, despite my efforts, my daughter preferred the bottle & because of it my milk supply decreased over time. I tried to still breastfeed & pump but soon I hardly made any at all. At 3 months I began transitioning her to formula. Now my daughter is 6 yrs old & is just as big as her peers, graduated from kindergarten & about to start 1st grade. You would never know she was 6 weeks premature. I believe just the 3 month of breast milk help in her rough start & now she became a big sister to a baby brother this year. Her baby brother’s name is Awesome & he was born on April Fool’s Day at 40 weeks & 6 days gestation weighing 7lbs 13 oz. 

 

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The first night of breastfeeding was a little rocky but I was rest assured that it would be ok & I could see the breastfeeding consultant first thing in the morning. Sure enough, the breastfeeding consultant came & within 5 minutes I had him latched on. Ever since, I haven’t had a single problem since. I pump while at work & some between feeding him at home. I am so thrilled I have managed to be able to work full time & sure my baby boy only gets breast milk. I find myself overcome with joy that I can enjoy the bond of successfully breastfeeding. So simple & easy this tube around. Also, I have found myself more confident as a breastfeeding mom. Now I breastfeed in public include my place of work in which my mother kindly brings me my son on my lunch break to breastfeed. It helps that I have a better support group this time around too. Most of the time I do NOT use a breastfeeding cover. Instead I dress so that my breast is covered when I feed him but you can clearly see that I’m breastfeeding. I also post pictures of me proudly breastfeeding my son. It’s liberating to be able to do what I think is best as a mom & be proud of it!
Thank you for reading my story!
-Jenniferawesome

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Comments
  1. kris k says:

    If wendy has problem with breast feeding in public but not some of the other photos of other ladies they showed, she IS part of the PROBLEM. sorry but she is.

  2. you do know that the segment was her playing devil’s advocate. She is not that ignorant person that you think she is…she was showing the world exactly what ignorant people look and sound like, warts and all.

  3. Brenda Payne says:

    I nursed my 3, now 14, 18 and 20. I will shamefully admit I once “shot” breast milk at a cranky old guy who touched me on the shoulder and said I should cover that disgusting thing up.” Keep on nursing, Ladies. I always said, with no disrespect: Breast milk- good enough for Mary’s baby, good enough for mine!”

  4. Im at a loss for words. Fun Bags! Really Wendy. your ignorance is very disgusting

  5. Aisha says:

    Some people are so small minded. I breastfeed my son where ever I went. I was his only source of food and I wish someone would have said something to me about it. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing and I look forward to doing it again with my next child.

  6. Bridgette says:

    Sad Wendy is so ignorant. Breastfeeding is a bond with your baby that you cannot begin to explain. I feel very blessed to have the ability to do this with my baby boy. .

  7. What a ignorant biatch. I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE CALL BREAST FUN BAGS, DISGUSTING

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