National Breastfeeding Month Profiles: Mafer

Photo courtesy of Mafer and her family.

Model, motivator and mother of two adorable boys, Mafer is an avid supporter of breastfeeding and lactation education.  She is a radio announcer at Radio Impacto2 and encourages her friends and family to live a powerful, positive and healthy life.

As of today, how long have you breastfed your child?

15 months.

Did you decide to breastfeed while you were pregnant?

Yes. Always wanted to do the healthiest things for my kids.

Was your family supportive?

Very supportive, especially my husband.  He always agreed with me in any decision.

Were there challenges?  If so, how did you overcome them?

Yes, so many! I had really sore nipples at the beginning and I had to use cream and use hand expression. Also I over-produced milk, so I had to constantly pump. I’ve been breastfeeding for 15 months and I have 3 gallons of frozen breastmilk for my son to have after I stop breastfeeding.

What resources did you draw upon for help?

Groups from, YouTube and other articles from the Internet.

What advice would you give a nursing mother experiencing a challenge?

To not give up. There is always a solution.

What’s the best thing about breastfeeding?

The best thing in my opinion is the contact and the time we get to spend with our little ones and the fact that breast milk is 1000% better than anything for them.

Is there anything else you want to say?

I wish we can turn the world around and we could help every mom out there breastfeed their baby without worrying about other people’s opinions. I’m truly so into breastfeeding, and I won’t stop until my son decides to. XOXO

Babydroppings is committed to supporting moms in all phases of their journey!  By sharing these profiles, we hope to make breastfeeding seem more accessible to mothers that would like to try, but are lacking support and information.  If you’d like to submit your story, click here.

One thought on “National Breastfeeding Month Profiles: Mafer

  1. I wish I could say I had a positive story about breastfeeding my son who is now 11, I was a first time mom and didn’t know anyone else who had kids, so I listened to the dr when he suggested I supplement with formula. Well that was the beginning of the end of breastfeeding for me… My son wouldn’t nurse after that!!! When I have another child NOONE. Is going to tell me to use formula ever!!!

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