MAMA’S MILK PROJECT

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

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Breastfeeding toddlers and older children
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...
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...
Jessica, Ben and Max

Jessica, Ben and Max

The hardest time I had in breastfeeding was right after Max, my second son, was born. Ben, my first son, was so happy that I had so much milk again, that he wanted to nurse all the time. Max needed to nurse all the time. Ben was always trying to drain both sides before Max...