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...
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...
Holly and Alistair

Holly and Alistair

I was ill-prepared for the trials of breastfeeding at the beginning even though I had done a lot of reading. The culture of sharing on this subject in our society at large is in its infancy and intergenerational passing of knowledge is limited since many new parents had mothers who chose not to breastfeed. People...
Natalie's breastfeeding experience

Natalie’s breastfeeding experience

I breastfeed because I know it’s the best source of nutrition of my child. It’s easier to digest and more nutritious than formula. It’s also very convenient because I’m always ready to nurse at a moments notice. Breast feeding is a new experience for all new moms and sometimes getting started is a challenge. It...