When I started working with Galit 10 1/2 months ago, I knew immediately that she would be one of the most dedicated, hard-working, and comedic mothers I would ever encounter. Her breastfeeding journey has been wrought with painful nipples, engorged breasts, and twins who had difficulties transferring milk. It has also been blessed with sweet moments of tandem nursing, gaining an abundance of milk, and confidence to overcome any challenge that lay in her path. Happy 1st birthday to your adorable boys, Galit, and happy 1st nursiversary to you! You continually inspire me!
Here is Galit’s story, in her own words!
I had twins at 37 weeks 3 days who were 5.5 and almost 6 lbs (FRIGGING AMAZING) after preterm labor at 23 weeks and 4 months of bed rest! I wanted nothing more than to provide for them and ensure their health. Breastfeeding started out pretty rough. My colostrum was hard to obtain and milk took forever to come in. We were told to supplement with formula to keep them out of the NICU (they lost weight after birth, as all babies do), so we obliged. We went home with two healthy boys after 4 days and they were with me the entire time!