MAMA’S MILK PROJECT

The Mama's Milk Project is about documenting and sharing
modern women's breastfeeding experiences.

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Martha and Maeve

Martha and Maeve

I think one of the main issues women face is the contradictory messages we receive about motherhood in general. For example, we spend a ton of time preparing and learning about the birth of our first child and very little time learning about breastfeeding and what life is like after having a baby. We are...
Busy, busy, busy!

Busy, busy, busy!

As many of you may know, Kathryn and I have had some recent additions to our families. Kathryn had a baby daughter, Thelma and I had a son, Amri. We’ve had our hands full! Having some babies, along with moving a few times (me) and shooting a feature film (Kathryn), has kept us busy! However, we are back...
Sarah

Sarah

  I wanted to give my daughter the best start in life and provide her with nature’s perfect food!  I also wanted to experience what I imagined to be quite a powerful relationship between mother and child.  And, truthfully, I was kind of lazy and cheap and couldn’t fathom making a bottle in the middle...
Johanna

Johanna

I never decided to breastfeed, I just did.  It never occured to me that there was another option or that so many people choose another option.  I am constantly amazed by the strength and complexity of the human body, every cell has a purpose.  I am made to reproduce and I am capable of sustaining...
Laura, Jack and Madeline

Laura, Jack and Madeline

I decided to breastfeed because it is always with me, always the right temperature, and free.  The health benefits are a nice bonus! I had a midwife for both my pregnancies and they helped in the beginning but the lactation consultants I have seen (in two different cities) have really been the reason I have...
Mama's Milk Project Is Expecting!!

Mama’s Milk Project Is Expecting!!

Mama’s Milk Project co-founders, Kathryn and Martha, are both pregnant and due in early 2013! We are very excited and hope to have plenty of new and informative (and entertaining) breastfeeding stories for all of you to read in the New Year. M & K xo
Andrea

Andrea

With baby No. 1 (my son), I needed a lot of help. Not with the latching – my son was a natural…but my milk didn’t come in for SIX days! It was awful, and my baby was losing weight and not passing urine or stool. Scary stuff. Thankfully, we have an amazing resource at Toronto...
Jess

Jess

I decided to breastfeed before I even got pregnant, but mostly for nutritional reasons. I read all about the health benefits of breastfeeding for both my baby and me and I felt it was my obligation to my unborn child to at least try to breastfeed. Diabetes runs in my husband’s family and I struggled...
Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2012!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2012!

The 20th World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated all over the world until August 7. There are many activities, resources and lots of fun happening all over the world. Check out the website for more information. A recurring theme in the breastfeeding stories we receive here at Mama’s Milk Project, is that women’s breastfeeding experiences...
Mama's Milk featured in the Toronto Star

Mama’s Milk featured in the Toronto Star

A few weeks ago, we had the good fortune of being interviewed by the lovely Ann Douglas, esteemed parenting author, journalist and blogger, for  the Toronto Star. It was such a fun interview! Kathryn and I had a great time chatting with Ann, who also breastfed all four of her children, about our hopes for...
The real breastfeeding experts Pt. 2

The real breastfeeding experts Pt. 2

Ben can talk.  He calls it milkies.  He loves to peek into my shirt to make sure they are still there and sometimes jokes about having milkies again even though he knows it’s not for him anymore.  I know he still loves how it made him feel and I’m sure if I encouraged him he...
The real breastfeeding experts!

The real breastfeeding experts!

My son knows that mommy needs to nurse his sister. So much that when my daughter cries, my now 2.5 year old son says “Mommy, Sarah needs you…she needs nai-nai (milk in Cantonese) from there (pointing to my breast)”. It’s really cute. My son used to honk like a goose when he nursed. The sound...