Meet Breastfeeding Advocate, The Fresh Milk Mom.
What I do well as a mom.
I do a good job of letting my son discover things independently. Although I would like to show him the world and give him the best childhood, I understand he needs to learn at his own pace. I really believe he learns better this way – it’s just hard sometimes to sit back because I’m so excited to share everything with him.
What I learned from another mom.
Trust your intuition. It is really easy to get swept up and follow advice from other parents that don’t fit your needs. Everyone will have an opinion when there’s a pregnant mom or newborn around! It is important for your happiness, success as a parent, and your sanity, to do what you believe is best for your children and your family, even if it goes against the norm.
Lesson learned from my child.
Patience. I’m grateful for this lesson because I feel like a more empathetic mother, wife, friend, and employee. I’m a better listener now, more willing to give new things a chance, and a heck of a lot more understanding when something doesn’t happen as fast as I expected.
Successful motherhood moment.
I struggled a lot to breastfeed my son but I managed to find a way to help him and I adapted to his breast milk diet. One day a fellow mom approached me at a restaurant and told me watching me breastfeed my baby gave her the confidence to do the same.
Mom I admire.
My friend Katie. Her husband and mine served in the military together, and her husband is still on active duty. She gave birth to their first child while her husband was deployed to Iraq and has relocated with her family six times in 10 years! I admire her strength, resiliency and unwavering commitment to her family.