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My name is Matluba. I am the mother of three children, and I have experience of continuous breastfeeding from 2010 to 2016. I breastfed my eldest son 3.5 years and stopped only on the 8th month of pregnancy, having learned that I was pregnant with twins. It is not that I was eager to breastfeed my son after 3.5 years, I just wanted to breastfeed him until he weans himself.
When my second daughter was 2 months old, she unfortunately gave up her breastfeeding. There were several reasons, both emotional and technical.
Hearing about the benefits of mother's milk, I decided to breastfeed my eldest son to at least two years of age. But suddenly, when he was 1 year and 2 months old, I learned that we were expecting a little brother for him, and I was already on the 16th week of pregnancy!
In 1987, my beloved mother gave birth to me by Caesarean section, and fell into a coma for a week. As you know, no one ever thought of putting me to her breast at the time - saving my mother was the priority for them!
I want to share my experience with breastfeeding. It might be interesting to mothers whose kids are a year apart from each other.
I am a mother of three wonderful children. I am quite experienced in breastfeeding. It so happened that my third pregnancy was extremely difficult. My long-awaited daughter, my little treasure, our "Thumbelina" was born on the 31st week. At the beginning of pregnancy everything went wrong.
My baby is a real miracle for our family. After 7 years of infertility! And then the test showed that I was pregnant. Then for the first time I heard the heartbeat of our little kidney bean, as the ultrasound doctor called her. Then natural childbirth and there was my baby, in my arms. Of course, like many mothers, I read about the tremendous benefits of breastfeeding and demanded that my daughter be put on my breast immediately in the delivery room.
I gave birth to my daughter in 2015 with a planned caesarean section. So, my little berry was born, but I had no breast milk for 4 days. In desperation, I bought a mixture and was just about to cook it for the baby, when suddenly I got a rush of milk. Apparently, I so strongly did not want to give my child a formula, that my body reacted.
Should you breastfeed or give formula? Each mother chooses herself, and I'm sure that she does so with her child's best interests in mind. I want to share my wonderful history of breastfeeding not to teach or serve an example, but just to tell you that it also happens.
I had 10 months of terrible lactostasis, hellish stasis, when the whole breast is in lumps, bumps, and there are bleeding cracks in the nipples! Yet, I did not give up and continued to struggle for the happiness of my baby to eat exclusively mother's breast milk, such a healthy, dear and warm milk.