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Postpartum doula & certified breastfeeding educator, mama to an amazing girl (11/05) and a wee little boy (3/13).
I have taken every herb/supplement and drug known to induce or support lactation except for shatavari root powder, spent hours consulting with 7 different lactation consultants, read every book known to them on breastfeeding, and spent far more on LC consults, doctor's visits, and blood work than I ever would have spent on formula. My license plate is a breast cancer awareness plate that says "BRSTFD". The back of my car says "Normalize Breastfeeding, Nurse in Public", "Affordable healthcare begins with breastfeeding", "reduce your risk, breastfeed your children" (with a pink ribbon), HOMEBIRTH, and of course, the international breastfeeding logo.
I tell anyone who will listen about how wonderful breastfeeding is. It is my child's birthright, but it has not in any way come easy to me. I have struggled through more challenges with nursing than any other breastfeeding mom I know, but I will not give up. My children want to nurse, it is my responsibility as their mother to make it happen. I will nurse my son for as long as HE wants to nurse, regardless of what I have to do to put milk in my breasts. I am a lactivist who was "unable to breastfeed".
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