We're in the homestretch of 1 whole year of nursing, and Motherlove wants to help us celebrate! They're giving away 12 bottles of More Milk Special Blend to commemorate 12 months of nursing!
I'll be holding additional (Motherlove) giveaways March 5th, and March 12th, so if you don't win this time, try next week!
This contest ends Thursday the 1st of March.
And don't forget to come back and enter my BIG birthday giveaway (starting March 1st) for a chance to win a copy of Mother Food, a hands-free pumping bra, a set of Pumpin' Pals Super Shields flanges, a $30 coupon for Bamboobies, and maybe some surprises!
An alcohol free liquid concentrate in vegetarian capsules. This formula blends the herbs in the more milk plus with goat's rue. Specially formulated at the request of lactation consultants, this product can stimulate mammary tissue and increase breast milk for women who did not increase in breast size during pregnancy, have had previous breast surgeries and adoptive mothers.
Not for use during pregnancy.
Ingredients: goat’s rue herb, fenugreek seed, blessed thistle herb, nettle herb, fennel seed, non-GMO soy lecithin, vegetable cellulose, coconut oil
All herbs are certified organic
Does not contain any milk, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, or gluten.
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I learned about IGT here:) It seems that more nurses, doctors, and lactation consultants need better education on the subject. Though I'm not personally dealing with it, I'm grateful for the knowledge so that I can share it with others and support those who do have IGT. I would define success as a mother as providing the best you can with the resources given...I'm soooo impressed with the dedication I've read about here. You're an inspiration to any parent!ReplyDelete
I learned about IGT through the internet. I wish medical professionals were aware that low supply is real, and that they aren't all "textbook" cases. My personal success' are continuing to nurse with the help of the SNS, and having bubs on donor milk, nine months strong. Thanks for the giveaway!!!ReplyDelete
I learned about IGT after struggling to nurse my son, I came across some vague information, but he had already self weaned (he was maybe getting oz a day from me at that point).ReplyDelete
I really wish IGT was more universally recognized as a possible reason for lactation failure. I now have a daughter who I have again struggled to nurse, and I can't tell you how many people have no compassion and a very limited understanding of there actually being a condition that could make it impossible for me to build a supply. I hear a lot of comments like, "Well, all you need to do is X Y Z and you'll be fine." Which I did.. and got a failure to thrive diagnosis with my daughter. :(
It took a long time with both babies to see the silver lining, but, at the end of the day, I know that I am still nursing. My babies get my antibodies. They get the bonding and closeness of breastfeeding. I get the benefits of nursing also. It has also spurred a very strong sense of activism in the lactivism networks. I have really put myself out there on my own blog and facebook page and don't shy away from opportunities to educate others on IGT.
I love this blog! I also have IGT and fought long and hard to give my DS as much of my own milk as possible. It was a long, hard road but it was worth it. In fact, I am getting ready to jump into the battle again when my daughter is born in 2 months.ReplyDelete
I agree that more people need to know that IGT is REAL and that it REALLY happens.
Nyssa, I am loving your leptaden updates....and think its so great you put together this giveaway to help other moms! ThanksReplyDelete
I just learned of IGT here - I have a friend that has it, too. Keep up the GREAT work!ReplyDelete
I first heard about IGT when my lactation consultant told me she didn't feel a lot of glandular tissue in my breasts. She didn't really tell me about IGT, though - I guess I learned that on my own from the Internet!ReplyDelete
I wish there was more encouragement to still breastfeed. My LC never mentioned an SNS and I wish I had introduced it early on to at least try it back before nursing strikes. Most LCs tell you to take domperidone and send you on your way. There is so much more than that!
I am defining our success by my LO getting a little bit of breast milk every day. He's 9 months old and has had at least a little bit every single day of his life. It's not much, but it's the best I can do, and I try to be proud of that!
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I first learned of IGT when my son was 3 weeks old and at birth weight.ReplyDelete
I wish Physicians and lactation consultants were trained to view us as anything other than lazy, poorly educated and whiny. Oh thats right, we should try oatmeal. Every Mama I've met with IGT is ridiculously knowledgeable, way harder working than the average Mama and super tough.
I define my own success by the fact that my son and I can now make it through the night without supplementing.