Mothers want to breastfeed…
“High breastfeeding initiation rates show that most mothers in the United States want to breastfeed and start out doing so.” (CDC Breastfeeding Report Card 2018)
However, facts and information are not enough…
“The incongruity between expectations about breastfeeding and the reality of the mother’s early experiences with breastfeeding her infant has been identified as a key reason that many mothers stop breastfeeding within the first two weeks postpartum.” (The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, 2011)
“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
— Madeleine L’Engle
In Mother’s Milk, Mother’s Wisdom, women relate their inspiring stories of overcoming difficulties in providing their babies with mother’s milk and the importance of having support along the journey.