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#BraveBrelfies to Celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month

#BraveBrelfies to Celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month


In celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month and World Breastfeeding Week, we asked BraveMoms on Facebook and Instagram to share their breastfeeding selfies ("Brelfies") with us using #BraveBrelfie

Thank you so much to all the incredible moms who were brave enough to share their photos and stories. The courage and honesty in their pictures and words are truly beautiful and inspiring.  

I never would have thought I'd be so determined to do something as I have been with nursing Ridge. When I had my first son I gave up at 6 weeks because it was time for me to go back to work and I wasn't comfortable pumping at work. When I found out I was expecting the 2nd time I thought I'd do the same or give nursing until 3 months. Once Ridge was born and he started nursing, something came over me that told me I was going to nurse this baby for awhile. Then my milk came in and I wanted to quit because I was in so much pain, but my spouse encouraged me to push through the few weeks of pain and engorgement. Luckily, I did. I had never been so determined in my life. I wanted to keep the bond of nursing and see if it ever got any easier. Let me just say when everyone says just get through the first 2-3 weeks, I couldn't disagree more. When my milk came in there was a lot and it was oh so painful. I'd pump night and day and freeze tons of milk. To the point we had to buy and fill a deep freezer with my "milk stash". But even after the "2-3 weeks" and still in pain, I kept on and my milk production finally leveled out around 4 months. My little guy is now 4 1/2 months and there's not a thing is this world more precious than seeing my baby's face when he knows it's time to nurse. Has it been easy? Absolutely not! It's one of those things you have to have determination to keep on or else with all the tough times you will easily give up. But the reward at the end is worth so much that the struggles can't bring me down. Also I feel so proud to know that I have fed and nourished him even outside of the womb. Happy national breastfeeding day!

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In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Week I wanted to share a little story. I was 27 when I had Allie, I was young and still trying to figure out this whole baby thing. The hubby and I decided to go out to dinner just to get out of the house. We went to Cheesecake Factory. It was right around feeding time and I remember walking in, turning to my husband and saying, "can I feed the baby in a restaurant?" I'll never forget that feeling of just not knowing. Of course we sat down and I fed the baby anyway, but even for that split second... considering the fact that I wasn't sure if I could. I hope no other mother ever feels that way. Feed that baby when it's hungry for gawd sake 😂. #momlife #breastfeeding #breastfeedingawareness

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#BraveBrelfie Christina

I see you . . #baby #normalizebreastfeeding #bravebrelfie

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#BraveBrelfie Rachel & her baby: newborn & 7 months

#BraveBrelfie Sarah & her newborn

#BraveBrelfie AnnMarie and her 5 month old

So thankful to my body for providing all the nourishment my little boy needs!

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