Owner of Breastfeeding Mama Talk with her son.
I'm Kristy I'm 26 years old and I have a beautiful 3 year old son and I created Breastfeeding Mama Talk in September 2012. 
What made me want to start the page at all was because breastfeeding seemed to be the topic that I was the most passionate about and I would go on all these mommy pages and only wanted to talk about breastfeeding and how wonderful it is or on the other side of it which is my passion for defending a woman's right to do so however, wherever, and for however long she chooses. So I thought why not start my OWN page somewhere I could post whatever I wanted and be some sort of support system for all these woman something I was not lucky enough to have. I only lasted three short months and the closest I have ever got to breastfeeding in public was in my car and yes the bathroom. If I knew then what I know now I feel it could have went much differently and that was my goal was to maybe change someones bad experience into a great one. People don't realize that with breastfeeding it's more than just how much milk can I produce, what nursing bra is best, what kind of pump works best. That is just the little details. It takes a good support system (most of the time) to breastfeed and keep at it long-term. So that is what I was going for just a place for all us woman to get together, ask questions, post pics, share vents or brags.
I imagined maybe it would get about 500 followers IF that and that was perfectly acceptable for me. I never cared about how many followers the page would get. The purpose was to support anyone who needed it and of course the more the merrier. Well in time people just kept coming more questions, more pictures, and more support. People from all over the world were coming together and it amazed me. I never thought the subject of breastfeeding would attract so many people. I didn't realize then just how crucial this support was I knew it was important but didn't realize just how much until a few months into running the page.
Well about 7 months ago facebook kept banning me off my account and removing breastfeeding pics I was livid because we always post according to facebook policy. Well I was encouraged by my followers to call my local news station. Honestly my adrenaline had to be going strong because I actually went ahead and called. Not something I ever imagined myself doing. Well when I was told she would take it up with their producer I thought, “okay whatever I tried I won't be getting a call back.” And if it did pick up I thought maybe they would do a 20 second segment just explaining the incident and showing the screen shots. Well 30 minutes later I get a knock at my front door. A million thoughts are going through my head, “could this really be happening? Am I dreaming?” Well I'm not usually someone that likes being in the spotlight but breastfeeding support is near and dear to me so I wouldn't have stayed true to my cause if I turned down an opportunity to speak out about it. I was the voice of millions of woman in those very moments. The next day it went viral I was in even more disbelief and a couple of days later another reporter shows up unannounced. After that people started flocking to the page like crazy and it brought some amazing people to my team.
Well expanding our cause into something more than just a Facebook page was never anything that we planned. It sort of just came to me. I feel like not expanding our cause would be a waste of an amazing opportunity to reach out to more people beyond Facebook land. The women that I have helping me are definitely the heart of the page and I don't think it would be where it's at without their enthusiasm, passion, and of course their time.
I could go on and on, so hopefully, that gives you just a little insight on the roots of why the page even exists, and how it got to be to where it is today.
So buckle up and join us in our fight to normalize breastfeeding and in supporting women from all over the world with their journey to mommy-hood.
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I'm Aimee. I have a 7 year old and a 16 month old. My 7 year old was 9 weeks early. We breastfed for two months and then I gave him my pumped milk from the NICU for the next month. I quit because I had a serious lack of support and being a preemie.. it was such a process to feed him (I took him home at 35 weeks gestation). I was also a teenager and finishing high school at the time so I sadly gave up. My son inspired me to be a NICU nurse at some point. So fast forward a bit and I am in my second year of nursing when I get pregnant. I was determined to breastfeed this time. I was older, more knowledgeable and I knew from my education how important it was. I had him at the end of my second year and took a semester off. I went back when he was 7 months old. I pumped/supplemented when I didn't make enough and now I am 14 months from graduation and we still nurse (my 16 month old) on evenings/weekends despite being in a crazy clinical rotation at the moment. I just stopped pumping this month lol.In my third year it is all about families and moms/babies, so I learned a ton about breastfeeding and actually got a lot of hands on experience helping moms in real life with breastfeeding in post partum. We focused so much on health promotion, it was great because due to being an admin on this page I had so much knowledge to share and was able to start so many moms off in the right direction. I am also an undergraduate nurse in an ICU. I pride myself on research based knowledge and love to share and help others grow. I am truly proud of this page and what we do for others and I continually recommend it to those who are struggling as a resource. Lastly, I support mothers and families of all types. I have done the formula feeding and I get that, so I will never, ever judge another... you can't know their life until you walk a mile in their shoes. I know first hand how stressful it is to be in school and working, as long as being a mother to two children and I get why people would sometimes need to stop. 

Hello, I am Jessie!! I am 31 and a mother of 3 boys ... 12, 7 and 1 1/2. I am a supporter of ff bf circ and no circ. My 12 year old was ff and not circ. my 7 year old was bf til i got the dreaded infection and he was circ. my 1 1/2 year old is bf til he was about 13 months (self weaned) and he is not circ. I am very much into positive parenting and not physical punishment or yelling... to me that gets nothing done. I am in school full time and raising the kiddos... I am a wife to an infantry man of the army. So... now you know my story xoxo Jessie
Hello, I am Jessie!!  I'm the original Breastfeeding Mama at Breastfeeding Mama Talk. (The girl on the profile picture.) I am 31 and a mother of 3 boys ... 12, 7 and 1 1/2. I am a supporter of ff bf circ and no circ. My 12 year old was ff and not circ. my 7 year old was bf til i got the dreaded infection and he was circ. my 1 1/2 year old is bf til he was about 13 months (self weaned) and he is not circ. I am very much into positive parenting and not physical punishment or yelling... to me that gets nothing done. I am in school full time and raising the kiddos... I am a wife to an infantry man of the Army. army. . So... now you know my story xoxo Jessie
Kath

Hi there! I’m Kath and I’ve been an admin since November 2013. I currently live in Malaysia with my family. I have an energetic 9 year old boy and an affectionate 7 year old girl who I home school during the day. I love how my husband and I learn so much about life from our kids. Aside from breastfeeding, I enjoy sharing my passion about infant massage, special needs, and working at home. I thank all the moms and dads who have reached out to us and in a way have granted us the privilege to become a part of their own parenting experience. 

Samantha

 Hello, my name is Samantha (Sam) and I have been an admin since January. I am a stay at home mommy and wife. My son is a little over a year old and still nursing strong! I am the first in my family to breastfeed and until I started my nursing journey I had never known anyone who has breastfed. During my pregnancy I did what every first time mom does, I researched EVERYTHING! After my months of reading I decided I was going to do things my own way instead of following the things my family wanted. I found out later what i was doing had a name : attachment parenting  . I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and helping other moms have successful breastfeeding relationships is the most amazing feeling. In the beginning of all this I was the undereducated, unsupported, and confused mom looking for the right group of people to stand behind me and help me become the type of mom I wanted to be, and now thanks to BFMT I get to be part of doing the exact same thing for other mommies in need of support.