This mom shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby in a unique way for a *very* important reason
We are *so* here for moms who choose to breastfeed (though we, of course, support those who don’t!). Because of the amount of shaming that these moms go through, it feels so important to make sure these amazing ladies know they have support. And, according to The Huffington Post, one mom just shared a photo of herself breastfeeding for a super important reason: to raise awareness of breastfeeding alternatives, and empower other moms like herself who are having a tough time with the practice.
Carriage House Birth shared a photo of doula and new mom, Rebecca McKeever feeding her newborn, Andromeda, with a syringe.
A photo posted by Carriage House Birth (@carriagehousebirth) on Sep 4, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT
The mom explained to HuffPost,
“A lactation consultant came to our hospital room to ask if we needed help,” McKeever said. “She saw that I was expressing colostrum but that Andromeda wasn’t latching, so she brought in little cups and syringes so we could get some food in her. I expressed some colostrum into a cup, then put it into the syringe and fed her little drops at a time.”
on Aug 30, 2016 at 9:37am PDT
As a result of the method, the new mom felt so, so empowered.
“In that moment, I felt so empowered and happy to be able to feed my baby,” she explained.“Even if it wasn’t in the ‘traditional’ way, it didn’t matter to me! I knew it might take some time.”
We’re so here for this. Whether new parents choose to breastfeed or not, we send them nothing but love, and congratulations! And we’re so here for this amazing lady opening up about her own struggles to show those struggling with the breastfeeding process that it’s okay, there’s nothing wrong with them, and there’s nothing “lesser” about trying another method!
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