by Susan T.
When our firstborn L was a newborn, I was determined to breastfeed him despite a rocky start post C-section where I barely got a few drops out per feed the first week, a bit more the second week and only half an ounce per feed the third week. We
supplemented with formula until I was able to get enough supply to breastfeed exclusively at 5 weeks, thanks to the many tips from LLL leaders, doulas, other moms and IBCLCs.
by Jill Madison
When we learned, two trimesters ago, that I was pregnant with our second child, along with my joy came mixed emotions about what would and should happen to my breastfeeding relationship with my toddler son, Colm. Colm has always been an
enthusiastic breastfeeder, and, at 2.5 years old, nursing remains a central part of our relationship.
About the Authors
These posts were written by nursing moms (sometimes with their support persons) who attend(ed) LLL meetings in Manhattan. All stories were originally published in our newsletters.