Updated: Oct 24
Today I am sharing something that makes me immensely happy. A project that comes from the heart and has had a loooooong gestation. I present to you "The Milk Fairy", a story about breastfeeding and weaning, about complicity and growth, about love and parenting.
How to accompany a weaning process in terms of the mother and child’s needs?
How to handle it in case of tandem breastfeeding?
How to explain it when your little brother still enjoys breastfeeding on demand, that there is still milk for one but not for the other?
Behind the story:
I am a mother of two little forest elves. I discovered the joys (and sorrows) of breastfeeding when my first son, Noah, was born. I would never have imagined, before becoming a mother, that I could feel so close to such a sweet, magical and defenseless being: my baby. Our breastfeeding story had a difficult start, for technical reasons, but thanks to the help of lactation specialists we managed to enjoy a long period of serenity. Two years later I became pregnant with Leo. My hormones skyrocketed along with my need to achieve better quality and quantity of sleep. I began to consider the possibility (note how much it took me to decide in the accumulation of these words) of night weaning. This was the beginning of a progressive and gradual weaning that lasted for almost a year. I had no deadline, and we went on day by day, finding the balance between Noah's needs and mine. The last trimester of pregnancy was a little more difficult for me, but I told myself that it would be easier after Leo was born, and I held on a little. Leo was born and I started tandem breastfeeding. At first everything flowed quite well, but after a few months it became overwhelming for me to reconcile nap schedules, desire, and the little ones' need to breastfeed, and that's without taking into account my own needs... I accepted that the time had come to prepare Noah for weaning. I wanted to accompany him with a story where I explained why that moment had come for him before it for his brother. The “Milk Fairy” was born.
It is a story that has accompanied us during a gradual and respectful weaning, although it was initiated by me rather than Noah. The story of the Milk Fairy aims to be universal, to accompany mother and child in any breastfeeding and weaning process. In the same way that each boy, each girl, each family is unique, each fairy is also unique and their story covers all possible cases. I hope it will accompany you in this process, whatever your needs and the pace you have chosen, mom and little one. The story The Milk Fairy is available on Amazon on all its platforms and in 3 languages: Spanish, English and French.
Please share your experience with breastfeeding and weaning in the comments below.
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