MAMA’S MILK PROJECT

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

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Breastfeeding and working
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...
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...
Susanne

Susanne

The most important thing is to ask for help immediately if you experience problems. Most problems are easy to fix when they are small, but they easily grow into huge problems. Although breastfeeding is a very natural phenomenon, it is a learning process for most mothers and babies. It is also a very vulnerable process...
Taya and Amelia at Work

Taya and Amelia at Work

Taya, a Homeopathic Doctor and Lactation Counsellor, nurses her daughter Amelia between seeing clients!
World Breastfeeding Week 2011 photo contest winner

World Breastfeeding Week 2011 photo contest winner

This beautiful photo, taken by Kathryn, won the World Breastfeeding Week Photo Contest in 2011! It shows Elizabeth nursing her son Aiden while teaching a dance class at her studio, Artists’ Play Dance, in Toronto.