Explore stories submitted by breastfeeding mothers from around the world. By sharing our stories we can normalise breastfeeding and help other mothers feel more confident about feeding in public.  
  • My Low Supply story

    After having the lowest night with no sleep and bleeding nipples, on day 6 postpartum, I’d taken baby into hubby and said, “She’s broken me”, and cried my heart out. He rang a ..

    Shared by: Holly Clark

    8 August, 2016

    Australia

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  • Let us feed our children the natura...

    I totally support this. When my daughter was about 6 wks old I had the owner of a hairdressing salon in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia comment that her staff may feel uncomfortable about my feeding..

    Shared by: Mary-Ann

    7 August, 2016

    Australia

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  • Kind words from a stranger

    I went out for dinner with some friends and had my 6 month old daughter with me. She was hungry and tired but wouldn’t settle inside the restaurant as it was so noisy, so I went outside and sat ..

    Shared by: Beth

    24 July, 2016

    Australia

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    Breastfeeding at the Melbourne Muse...

    Visiting the Melbourne Museum with my three boys aged 1 – 5 years old, and our littlest one who has just started walking trips and falls on an already split lip. Mayhem ensues with a screaming ..

    Shared by: Joanna Stubbs

    23 July, 2016

    Australia

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  • Breastfeeding is special and normal

    I fought hard to breastfeed my baby who was very ill in hospital. It wasn’t until day 10 that I was able to start but luckily I had been supported by midwives and nurses to express every 2-3 hou..

    Shared by: Carla Cram

    23 July, 2016

    Australia

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  • Everything was going wrong!!

    Me and my partner arrived at a restaurant and the staff didn’t come to seat us immediately, so we were stood there with the whole restaurant watching us, and there was nowhere private to sit. We..

    Shared by: Amy

    22 July, 2016

    United Kingdom

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  • Success!

    Not really a story, but I just wanted to let other mothers know that it isn’t always hard. I fearlessly breast fed until my son was 22 months, and I was 2 months pregnant with our second child. ..

    Shared by: Colleen

    21 July, 2016

    Canada

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  • Meals on wheels

    A couple of weeks ago I was at the train station with my baby and my 7 year old daughter on the platform waiting for our train home. My baby needed a feed, so I got her out of the pram and started fee..

    Shared by: Holly

    21 July, 2016

    Australia

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    Heart Mum

    My first baby was born with a serious heart defect which requires 3 surgeries – 2 within the first months of life. He was 2 days old when he had his first surgery. In ICU, we waited and hoped, a..

    Shared by: Laura

    18 July, 2016

    Australia

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  • Make it normal

    I’m still happily breastfeeding my 3 year old son in public. I’ve fed him on trams, in cafes, in fancy restaurants, while walking down main streets, in roadside diners, in churches, while ..

    Shared by: Kate

    15 July, 2016

    Australia

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    Breast Feeding Twins

    My twins were born a month premature, babies <36 weeks don’t have a good sucking reflex. At 19 days old they were discharged. Joel – on expressed Breast milk bottle feeds. Sam was fully bre..

    Shared by: Trish

    13 July, 2016

    Australia

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  • Board room Boob

    Only after did I realise that it was no surprise. When talking over recapitalising assets with letting agent and mortgage broker and 7 months old human got hungry from all the talk of interest rates, ..

    Shared by: Susan Garde Pettie

    13 July, 2016

    United Kingdom

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  • #normalizebreastfeeding

    I have a 12 month old daughter and every now and then I get nervous to feed in public because I get friends and family that are always saying that are you ever gonna quit and I just kind of avoid that..

    Shared by: Cierra

    12 July, 2016

    United States

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    Just do it!

    My advice to new mamas nervous about breastfeeding in public is just get out and do it as soon as possible. My daughter came home from the hospital at 3 days old, on day 4 the midwife visited and sent..

    Shared by: Claire Mellusco

    11 July, 2016

    United Kingdom

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  • Be proud mamma!

    I took a bottle of expressed milk out with me shopping as I was too shy to breastfeed in public. I overheard a couple of older ladies comment, “There’s another young mum whose feeding that..

    Shared by: Lauren

    11 July, 2016

    United Kingdom

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