How old is your nursling? How long have you been breastfeeding?
He is 18 months at the time the pictures were taken and we have been breastfeeding since his birth.
What does breastfeeding mean to you?
It is a beautiful, natural and nurturing relationship; it sets the tone for your journey as a parent with your child. They learn right away that you will take care of their needs and that being in your arms is one of the safest and most comforting places in the world.
What has been your biggest breastfeeding challenge?
The pain in the beginning, and then keeping my supply up through the rigors of being an Active Duty mom in a rapid-deploying infantry unit.
What do you love most about breastfeeding?
How close I am to my son because of it, and the convenience of never needing to bring a bottle with me when we go somewhere together.
Who (or what) has offered you the most support?
My wonderful husband
Any advice for mamas who want to breastfeed?
Trust your instincts and your body; and when you have questions, there are SO many outlets for advice and support through social media groups now. Join a group with similar parenting views and a strong community of mothers will be able to help you through every step of the way.