Black Women Breastfeeding – Kiera’s Story

Kiera is one of those Milky Mommas who just AMAZES us at every turn. Her constantly positive and encouraging attitude, and the fact that she is a pumping military momma… WOW. Check out her interview below 🙂

 

What has your breastfeeding journey been like?

My journey has been… eventful, ha! With mine I felt there were always challenges and sometimes I wondered if I would be able to get past them, but this connection.. it’s indescribable and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Did the women in your family breastfeed?

A few did, but for a short amount of time. I had two aunts that did. One who breastfed all of her children and one who breastfed her oldest daughter for 4 years.

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What made you want to breastfeed?

The fact that my body was made to be all my baby needed for his first year of life & that it is the best thing for him!

What is the biggest bf challenge you’ve overcome?

I’ve had so many.. but I think the biggest one was maintaining a supply that made what he needed and more (for milk stash).

Who are your biggest supporters?

My biggest supporters? I would say my step mom & the moms that I help daily with their journeys!

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Tell us your favorite story about an experience with breastfeeding.

The first time I left him for drill, I was so afraid that he would forget me but as soon as I came home and he latched on I could just see how much he missed me and his booboos. Nursing him when I return from duty is the BEST!

Is there anything else you’d like to share or encourage other moms?

There are going to be challenges! From the pain, the cluster feeding, introducing the bottle, nipple confusion, returning to work, maintaining supply, babysitters overfeeding, pump schedules, pumping at work, and nursing a teething baby, the list goes on!

Through all of these challenges remember why you’re doing this! If no one (else)  supports you, I do! You’re giving your little one the best thing, be proud of all you’re doing.

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I always feel so pumped when I read Kiera’s posts, and that comes through loud and clear in this interview. We just love her pride and confidence ❤ Leave us a comment below, and be sure to check back for more interviews coming up!

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