The Nurturing Mother - Jalisa Simmons
This is Jalisa and her baby girl, she's a mother of three children. Who Just like many of us, she struggled with breastfeeding, motherhood, life challenge and trials. And she has a beautiful and encouraging message for us!
"...I'm a 24 year old mother of three. I have three year old twin boys and a 5 months old baby girl. I have served in the Air Force the about six years now..."
"...I first started breastfeeding my boys due to them being born 3 weeks early but I only was about to nurse them for about a month. I was really discouraged but during the time my husband was deployed and I was a single mom for the 1st six months of life. I couldn't juggle nursing two infants and prepare for my upcoming fitness test with no support..."
"...Once I was found out I was pregnant with my baby girl I didn't really think about nursing until I started to do my baby registry. Once she was born she latched perfectly my initial goal was to just try to breastfeed and see how it goes. The look of comfort from me to her almost immediately made me stick with nursing her..."
"...I've joined different Facebook groups and posted photos of me breastfeeding and I've learned and helped so many people along the way..."
"...My long term goal is to definitely become more knowledgeable and be about to have a degree or some kind of certification as a lactation consultant. I'm super proud of myself being active duty and still being about to be a mom inside and out of my uniform is such a huge blessing to me. My advice to anyone is don't knock it until you try it..."
"...Remember that our body is made for it so when you look in the mirror and see a few stretch marks, saggy skin look into the eyes of the one you gave life too and I promise it will be worth while."