Breastfeeding Success Story: Stephanie from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s WIC Program

Breastfeeding Success Story: Stephanie from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s WIC Program“Before the birth of my first child, I knew I wanted to breastfeed her. I was very determined about my decision and did everything I could to educate myself on breastfeeding and its benefits. I remembered being met with a lot of encouragement and optimism from other mothers, my midwife and the staff at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s WIC program. I also appreciated those who advised me that breastfeeding sometimes doesn’t workout for every mother and not to feel guilty if it didn’t for me.

Once my daughter was born, I tried not to put too much pressure on myself and took breastfeeding one day at a time. I was blessed to have an abundant milk supply, a happy baby and great support system at home.

Breastfeeding was not always easy but my love for Emma and rewarding feeling I got from giving her the best I could outweighed all negative feelings. I breastfeed her for as long as my current pregnancy allowed me to, which was 11 months. I’m really excited to continue my breastfeeding journey when my new daughter arrives this fall.”

Stephanie from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s WIC Program