Breastfeeding Celebrations

Congrats to me. I am still going strong at 11 months! Breastfeeding Elijah is one of the true joys of my life and I am happy I have made it this far. Sure there have been trials:

1. Going back to work in December when he was 12 weeks with him refusing to take a bottle

2. Getting an Upper GI done in February-no BF’ing for 8 hours. I thought I would die, I was too tired to pump and then having to pour all that milk down the drain when I did pump.

3. Getting my gallbladder and umbilical hernia removed in March-no BF’ing for 24 hours, no holding the baby for a week. Yeah right, I held him the next day and tore internal sutures three times, also too tired to pump, I was passed out for like 12 hours and did cry when I did pump because I managed to make 9 oz which was the most I have ever gotten at the time. I made my husband pour it out, I couldnt.

4. Almost causing a divorce due to complete lack of interest in my husband. We worked things out.

5. Low supply at 6 months, 8 months, and now.  I am eating more milk cookies by the ton, drinking water and Mothers Milk tea, and am about to start a great new item called More Milk capsules.

It all worked out. Thats always my motto. Everything works out eventually.  So I celebrate each month we have made it with a nursing holiday. A whole day of just us. I let Elijah eat as often as he wants and we just lay around and play.  Also, added bonus, it keeps my supply boosted!

So here I am. One month before my golden boobies award. I had planned on going 6 months, then I said a year. Now I am thinking two years. Who knows? Well Elijah knows because I am going to let him choose. 

What obstacles have you had to overcome? Have you reached a new breastfeeding milestone?

About Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 13, 4, and 2 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.


  1. UntrainedHairMom says:

    Congrats!! Im so jealous, lol, really though :( I only breastfed for 3 months. I wish I could have made it longer. But at his one month check up he had not gained back up to his birth weight and he was nursing pretty much 24/7. If he wasn’t nursing he was crying :( They suggested supplementing, which I did not want to do at all, but I wanted my baby to be healthy and he just seemed to always be hungry. We started supplementing and I started pumping like crazy, it was exhausting. After having the bottle a few times he refused to nurse…so I was pumping even more trying to keep up. I was emotionally drained and just kept getting less and less milk each pumping session and sadly I gave up when he turned 3 mos. :(

  2. mamaburgher says:

    “the golden boobies award” LOVE IT! Funny, I had a low supply at 6 months and now here at 8 months too. Maybe I need to eat the cookies. research time :)

  3. I think it’s great that you’re so honest about the difficulties that breastfeeding poses. It’s not always natural and easy – there’s nothing wrong with you if you face obstacles to breastfeeding!

  4. You are soooo awesome!! Way to go!!!!

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