Today we are ending the month of August with a BANG! Another powerful Mama and her little girl show the world age is only a number.
Teenae & Alana had so much spunk it killed me! I was so overjoyed to capture this Mommy & Daughter team as they documented their very own nursing story.
This is the BLOG for all those people, Mamas, and fools who think that breastfeeding stops at one age of each child. And here Teenae teaches us that is NOT the case.
Thank you so much Teenae for your bravery and showing the world what Breastfeeding Awareness Month is truly ALL ABOUT!
Name: Teenae Andrea Jacobson
Job: Stay At Home Mommy + Childcare Provider
How Many Children Do You Have: I have 6 kids stepdaughter age 21, stepson 14, son age 9, twin sons age 5 and daughter age 22 months
What Do You LOVE Most About Nursing: What I love most about nursing is the close relationship I have with my daughter.
I have nursed all of my children since birth. All of my boys took bottles and I pumped because I went to work after 6 weeks. But with baby girl we decided it was better if I stayed home with the kids. We were living in Burlington, IA at the time so the jobs were kinda slim anyway.
She wouldn’t take a bottle so I pumped to empty my breast from engorgement for 6 months and stored the milk in the freezer. After 6 months I stopped pumping and just let her eat as often as she was hungry. 6 months then turned into a year and a year turned into 18 months. And here we are 22 months later and we are still at it!!!
With the boys they nursed until 8 months old and weaned themselves off. I do not see Alana weaning herself off anytime soon.
What Do You HATE The Most About It: I don’t think their is anything I hate about nursing… But I do hate when people ask when will I stop nursing my daughter. Like their is suppose to be a timeline to nursing your child, UGH! So darn annoying! Whenever she is sick, tired, cranky, or uncomfortable it always soothes her. I’ve even nursed during vaccinations.
What Is Your Worst Interacting During This Breastfeeding Adventure: Nursing in public people always stare as if I am doing something wrong and unnatural. But I don’t care at all! If my daughter is hungry I’m going to feed her! This is my last child so I will be sad when this journey ends for us both. But will always treasure this experience I’ve shared with her!
If you are interested in a ‘Breastfeeding’ session with Tashena Shaw Photography… We would love to chat with you and set something up. ❤ Feel free to message us to chat! ❤
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