Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Month? Every mother has their own opinions on breastfeeding, but for me breastfeeding is very important. Not only does it have many health benefits for my baby, but it is much cheaper too. For me, I love the bond I feel with my little one through breastfeeding. It is the one thing that only I can provide for him. I especially love it when he stops in the middle of a feeding to look up at me and smile.
My next review is perfect to highlight during National Breastfeeding Month. The Etsy store, MommyMilk Creations, specializes in handmade breast milk pendants and special keepsakes. When I saw the breast milk pendants I immediately wanted one. To create these pendants, your breast milk is "plasticized", turned into a bead, and then laid into resin in order to preserve it forever.
There are quite a few choices to pick from on MommyMilk Creations. You are able to choose the size, shape, and color of your pendant, as well as your bead shape. You can also choose to have your child's name on it. Since I have always wanted a special piece of jewelry to represent all three of my boys, I chose a large pendant with triple beads. Allicia, the owner of MommyMilk Creations, is great to work with. She answered a few questions I had and made me feel confident that I was going to love the final product. I chose to go with three hearts with my boys names under each heart. After talking with Allicia and deciding on a pendant, I sent a small amount of my milk through the mail. A few weeks later a discrete package arrived in my mailbox ready for my viewing.
When I opened up my pendant I was excited. It is exactly how I pictured it. With my two other boys it was sad for me to stop breastfeeding them. So I know it will be exceptionally hard with my littlest one since he is our last baby. When I think about stopping, I get emotional. This pendant is really special for a few reasons. First of all, it holds a little of my breast milk, as a reminder of those special bonding moments I had with each of my boys. I think that it will help me when I do decide to wean because I have this little treasure to keep forever. Second, each of my boys names are written on the pendant and they are one of the greatest gifts that God has blessed me with.
Disclosure: I received a breast milk pendant to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the product.