Breastfeeding Success Story: Jamie from Saline County, KS WIC

Breastfeeding Success Story: Jamie from Saline County, KS WIC“Raising a child takes a village. Breastfeeding takes a village AND an army- an army of woman, family, and friends that are supportive, accepting, and loving.

For me personally, we ran into many obstacles in the beginning of our nursing journey, and I was lucky enough to have a huge support system: my friends and family, a friend that is a trained IBCLC who was always a call away, and several social media breastfeeding support groups to help encourage and troubleshoot whenever I needed them. I am also lucky enough to live in a community that has lactation consultants, health departments, monthly meetings, La Leche League, and many avenues that are available for support and help.

My daughter was born with a tongue tie, we had it revised, had to use a nipple shield for about 6 weeks, and I pumped for 18 months while working full time, and am continuing to nurse my daughter until she self-weans. I am so grateful to have these options available and probably wouldn’t have made my “breastfeeding goals” to nurse my now 2 year old (25.5 months) without having those options.”

Jamie from Saline County, KS WIC