MAMA’S MILK PROJECT

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

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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...
Laura and Jasmine

Laura and Jasmine

I breastfeed for the health and development of my daughter.  I breastfeed for the close bond with my child.  I learned to breastfeed with the help of my midwives and a friend who is a midwife as well as in our pre-natal class run by an wonderful experienced Doula.  I had also read a fair...
Anna and Victor

Anna and Victor

I think the number one issue is lack of support, whether it is from the nurses (in L&D, NICU, ER, etc…), doctors, midwives, spouses/boyfriends, mothers, or friends. I’m a doula and provide some breastfeeding support and hear negative comments made towards breastfeeding mothers quite commonly. If support people (especially nurses, doctors, and midwives) were better...
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...
Welcome to the Mama’s Milk Project!

Welcome to the Mama’s Milk Project!

Welcome to the Mama’s Milk Project! The first few weeks of MMP’s online life have been pretty exciting! We have been amazed by how many people are reading and following us. Thanks to all of you! It has been so much fun to ‘meet’ many of you and learn about the online breastfeeding community. Since...
Rebekah and Gabriel

Rebekah and Gabriel

Have really supportive people around you – people who believe in you, and make you feel really good about yourself.  People who will let you cry, see your inner strength and reflect it back to you.  You CAN do it! Even if I didn’t LOVE doing it, I would have tried my hardest to breastfeed. ...
Robin

Robin

I thought it would be easier than it was, when I had trouble early on my husband got me a post-partum doula who came 2-3 times. I also went to the Jack Newman clinic a few times, and the Breastfeeding Centre for Families at the Toronto East General Hospital frequently (bi-weekly for the first 4...
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...
Taya and Amelia at Work

Taya and Amelia at Work

Taya, a Homeopathic Doctor and Lactation Counsellor, nurses her daughter Amelia between seeing clients!
Zoey

Zoey

Anywhere, any time. With my first, I tried to use a receiving blanket to cover up, but he would usually pull it off, or flap it around. Which always seemed to have opposite effect of being discreet! So now I casually open my shirt & just do it. It’s a shame that it might some people uncomfortable....
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...
'The lost art of breastfeeding'

‘The lost art of breastfeeding’

The first 2 months were one of the most stressful times of my life I think. But now it is wonderful. I had the idea that since breastfeeding was natural, it came naturally. I would have made myself familiar with the problems that can occur and the options that you have. Just like with the...