My Journey as a Breastfeeding Mother...

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM ~

I came across this post and decided to participate by sharing my journey as a breastfeeding mother too!  I don't think I can sum up my experiences in 100 words or less but what the heck, I just want to share my experience and my journey as a breastfeeding mother, so I think I'll list them down for easier reading, so here it goes:

Nursing Ben at 19 months old... love those gorgeous eyes gazing up at me!

~ Started in 4th March 2009 when I delivered my first child, my dear cheeky Benjamin

~ Learned to hand express while I was serving my 1 month notice (tendered my resignation a day after I returned back to work from my 2 months maternity leave)

~ One of the reason I quit my job is so that I could at least breastfeed my boy for 6 months

~ Exclusively breastfed Ben for the first 6 months (very minimal water, that too given on hot days as I'm living in a hot country all year round)

~ Am not sure whether it is caused by my breastfeeding, but I did not have my menses for 25 months since I got pregnant with Ben in June 2008. Those 25 months were such a bliss!!!!!

~ Breastfed Ben for total of 26 months (and out of those 26 months, 6 of them were during my 2nd pregnancy now)

Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers

~ Am still nursing Ben NOW even though my breastmilk has stopped from 5th month of pregnancy

~ We do not have a speck of formula powder at all in the house since Ben came along!

~ Am hoping I could make tandem nursing works!

** Updates on 10th July 2012: At the moment I'm writing this, I am still tandem nursing Ben (40 months old now) and Alyson (10 months old) :)

Nursing Ben at 21 months old...

So there you go, the summary of my journey as a breastfeeding mother!

Comments (13) -


Hi there!  Great posting on breastfeeding.  I myself have 2 kids, a 5 year old girl and 2 year old boy.  I did breastfeeding for about 2 months only. Sigh!  

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Rose!
Thanks for your feedback! As long as you breastfeed, it's good enough, don't worry about it Smile


Congrats on your successful breastfeeding journey. I wish you all the luck for tandem nursing - which I didn't do with my kids.


i hope i can do better for my 2nd bb...u're my mentor!

Catheryn @ Pinkbibs

One word for you Jenny.

B R A V O !


Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Germaine!
Thank you, thank you, we'll see how it goes lah! ;)

Hey Miki!
Ish, no mentor, mentor lah... phai sheh-nya...  ;P

Hey Catheryn!
Thank you! Smile


Awesome! I only got to breast feed my son up to 3 months old and i'm still kicking myself in da butt for not trying harder Frown


one word for you.."KENG". I'm sure you're a very patient and loving kind of person..Smile Lucky Ben and spicy baby.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Merryn!
Don't be! You are better than some ppl I know, they don't even want to try breastfeeding from day 1! Such a waste!

Hey Carolyn!
Thank you, thank you. God is good to me and my family. He provides!

Gaby @ Tmuffin

Congratulations for breastfeeding for so long, and for your devotion! Lucky babies. I nursed my first son for almost 24 months (through pregnancy as well) and tandem nursed for a short while.

Check out my journey at

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Gaby!
Thanks for dropping by my humble blog! I will definitely check out your blog! Have a nice day!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama

You didn't just bf for 26 months - you're still bf'ing, milk or not Smile Good for you mama - I'm in that pregnant nursing boat too, and I know how difficult it can be!!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Dionna!
Oh wow, I never thought of that before! Thanks for the reassurance and encouragement! Let's hope we ride through this smoothly!

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