I had a hard time nursing my oldest so this time I was determined to do whatever I needed to have this work for us. With the help and support of a lactation consultant, my husband and the Milky Mommas support group, I have SURPASSED my goal.
We nursed through a tongue tie that was revised but not until weeks later, having to supplement, changing my diet so my son could thrive. I've learned so much about the power of breastmilk over this past year and to see it work is truly amazing. I'm amazed at how G_d created us to be a nuturing creature AND provide our offspring with the absolute BEST. Everything our child needs nutritionally wise is in our MILK!
As I sit here and look back on these beautiful pictures that I was blessed to have done when Toa was 3 months old, I am so proud. These pictures also couldnt have come at a better time. This week (today being the last day) of national #blackbreastfeedingweek. I know some may wonder WHY we have a black breastfeeding week and why is sounds "devisive" but it isn't inteded for that reason at all!
This week was created to provide support and encourage other black women to breastfeed. Why, you make ask?! Reason being for that is, our race among ALL other races has THE LOWEST successful breastfeeding rates. HALF of our black babies are dying around the world! A lot see formula as the first and sometimes only option, but this week is to encourage and inspire others, to use what G_d gave you, if you can and NURSE YOUR BABIES! ❤️ Although we are in the midsts of weaning, I can't help but continue to be so thankful for each additional day. So many before me we're not able to do this very simple thing that we were meant to do!!! #happyblackbreastfeedingweek #13monthsstong #bbw #blackbreastfeedingweek #throwbackthursday #tbt #LincolnKatoa #JulyBabies2016 #wtejuly2016