Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Magical Milk Pic-o-the-Week





"[my daughter] was ours when she was only one day old, but I was blessed to be present for her birth, and to be able to breastfeed her about 1/2 hour later. 17 months later she is still breastfeeding 2-3 times per day! I love this special bond I can have with her."

(photo by Denise, a reader)



13 comments:

Wife to the Rockstar said...

LOve this pic!

ali said...

i love these pics! i have pics like this of shawn and me, but he ended up being so fair skinned for some reason, the shock factor isnt really there LOL. he had a great afro though! i love adoptive breast feeding and i feel so fortunate to have been able to do it. gO DENISE! shawn finally weaned at 21 mos. good for you!

Jenni Stearns said...

Awesome! I love reading stuff like this, it makes me so happy!

:)De said...

Christine,

Do you put all of these pics in an album? I think they would make a beautiful coffee table book.

Christine said...

I agree, De, but I only ask permission to post on my blog. That's it. Don't have rights to sell them as a publication. However, would make a great one just for myself!

RasJane said...

Awww, that brings back such precious memories. <3
I've nursed all my kiddos, including the awesome kids who came to us through adoption. I always got such a huge kick out of the double takes we'd get sometimes. LOL
I love your Pic-O-The-Week!

Jennie said...

ok. i'm missing something here. HOW do you breastfeed if you were not pregnant?

Christine said...

Jennie, here is a great place to start in learning allllll about it: http://www.fourfriends.com/abrw/faqs.htm

Denise said...

She's still going strong at 20 months! And here I thought if I could nurse her for 3 months, I would be so happy... Good thing God dreams bigger than I do.

Nikki said...

yay! love.

Jennie said...

ok, so still trying to figure this out after reviewing the website. see, when I was battling infertility, I lactated without cause, was diagnosed with hypoprolactinemia that was severe enough to create a benign tumor on my anterior pituitary. the docs monitored my prolactin levels every six months for several years, meanwhile I took oral chemo for a year to shrink the tumor.
so... yeah. how does a woman choose to nurture into lactation and NOT get hypoprolactinemia? that's the part Im' trying to wrap my head around

Christine said...

Jennie, from my quick research, hypoprolactinemia is when a tumor grows on the pituatary gland, which then causes a person to create an unnecessary amount of prolactin, which then causes lactation.

But lactation, in and of itself, does not cause these tumors to grow.

http://www.medicinenet.com/prolactinoma/article.htm

Jennie said...

ah, so it was the other way around. ridiculous that 12 years later I'm just now setting this straight! I only knew I lost a year of my life on that oral chemo. I remember NOTHING. absolutely nothing from that year.