The Unspoken Realities of Breastfeeding

We need more honest stories from moms in the trenches. Here’s mine.

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Blissful Earth Mom — Shutterstock
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Not me but it could have been. I actually wish I had more photos of me pumping given how much time I spent doing it. Shutterstock.

My Story

My sweet baby boy

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My darling boy. This is not a stock photo! Credit: Maria Asselin-Roy Photography

Twins!!

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My newly expanded family. Not stock! Photo: Steve Davis

The hidden costs of “breast of bust”

The mental toll

The physical toll

The toll on others

The good news

My bottom line

My hope for you

Thanks!

About Me

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Thanks for reading! See more of my work at: https://fueledbyscience.com. Photo credit: Ingemorsen

Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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