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World Breastfeeding Week: Moolk mamas share their journeys

World Breastfeeding Week

Moolk Mamas share their stories

This week is officially World Breastfeeding Week, and we’re here to celebrate with some stories from mums in the Moolk community. Obviously every week is World Breastfeeding Week here at Moolk, but every woman’s breastfeeding journey is a unique experience, and it can be an isolating one. So, we wanted to share a few beautiful stories; the touching joyful moments, the unexpected harsh truths, and everything in between.


“I’m currently breastfeeding my second baby girl, and I’m finding it such a different experience to my first born! Baby 1 latched perfectly approximately 0.01 seconds after leaving the womb, then fed like a little champion until the day she decided to wean herself.  With Baby 2, she was too sleepy on the boob plus she had latch issues, and the first 10 days were actually a bit stressful. We’re at nearly 7 weeks now and we’ve settled in nicely - but I was so surprised how different it’s all been compared to my first! Every journey is different - even for the one mum!”



“I'm so lucky I've only ever really had positive public experiences breastfeeding. While feeding in a cafe I had a grandpa aged man tell me I was a great mum and that the world needed more mums like me. Currently feeding a 3yr old and a 6 month old.”


“Breastfeeding is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it taught me to let go of my expectations and to ask for help when I need it. It’s never too early to ask for help and that I can’t control and plan every aspect of my life. I’ve now successfully breastfed for 15 months with no end in sight (only a couple of teasers of self weaning). If you’re a mother struggling to establish feeding just know the support is out there.”


“I totally expected breastfeeding to be a natural, easy, symbiotic experience… and boy was I wrong. My baby knew what to do but I grossly over-thought and over-intervened giving myself bad injuries from worrying so much about my hold being ‘perfect’. When I finally sought help from an IBCLC I learnt how to trust my instincts, let my baby lead and enjoy breastfeeding, not dread every feed! Here we are at age 2 years and 3 months and I’m so darn glad I stuck it out in those first tough days.”



“After such a miserable pregnancy, I was super stoked at how easy (I say easy, even though I had a huge oversupply and needed to use a shield for the first 8 weeks) breastfeeding was. I love being able to feed Piper anywhere, anytime - the shower was one of her faves for the longest time - and Moolk makes this so easy and possible. She’s slowly starting to self wean, earlier than I expected (going back to work was definitely not kind to either of us), but I’m so glad to say we made it to almost 11 months.”

We never tire of reading the breastfeeding journeys of our Moolk mamas. 

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