I Successfully Made Jewelry with My Breast Milk..and YOU can too!
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
Yes, I wear a ring on my finger that contains breast milk. Why? ...because it holds significant meaning for me.
When Eloise was born, our first breastfeeding moment was anything but perfect.
I had envisioned this beautiful time, the both of us skin-to-skin, her latching perfectly and me enjoying a lovely bonding session with my new daughter.
NOPE NOPE NOPE.
IT WAS NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL.
After enduring 20 hours of labor, basically crossing "the valley of the shadow of death" from struggling to breathe because my oxygen levels were dropping, and fighting to push her out for over an hour and a half...
I FELT DEAD
SO I lay there, spread eagle, waiting to be stitched up, wondering where my clothes went and realizing I'm pretty much TOTALLY EXPOSED...but I don't care at this point.
The nurse brings my perfect little miracle and places her on my chest. I'm in heaven.
"Let's see if we can try and get her to latch"
"O-okay." I say, as a mentally prepare myself for the most outstanding moment after childbirth. I'm excited, but I'm still feeling dead...but I'm excited.
THEN THE FREAKING NURSE GRABS MY SORE BREASTS AND SQUEEZES THEM LIKE STRESS BALLS
"What I'm doing is stimulating production."
UH, what you're doing is basically torture.
Breastfeeding has been equally
I will never forget how much purpose it gives me, and that is why I have always wanted my own milk ring.
Before attempting this experiment, I searched high and low, discovering other brave mamas who had come before me, yet failed.