I have always had a passion for birth work and breastfeeding. I was blessed with an abundance of milk with my 1st daughter, Emily. I figured I would have a similar situation when my second daughter, Penelope was born. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We struggled with lip/tongue ties, latching issues, bottle preference, torticollis and low supply. At around 4 months postpartum I reached out to my amazing community of moms and started to use donor milk. At nearly 8 months postpartum I started to exclusively pump as Penelope was going through her 4th nursing strike. I was able to pump until 13 months postpartum before my milk dried up. I feel like milk I was able to give from myself and other women was a gift for Penelope and feel very blessed. Overall, 21 women helped feed Penelope.
The point of telling this story? I know how hard you worked for this milk. How precious it is and the need to want to remember these times. This is why I got into this business, to help preserve these memories. Whether you made it till your goal, are still breastfeeding or have a tiny bit saved from your time breastfeeding, I am honored to make a piece special for you. Thank you for trusting me with your liquid gold, I promise to create something beautiful and take extra care with it while with me.
Le Lait De Maman translates to: "Mama's Milk". Both of my girls call my Mama, so I knew I wanted to use this in my business name. Though I have focused on talking about breastmilk and breastfeeding, I also love creating designs from placenta, lock of baby's hair, umbilical cord, ash, wedding or funeral flowers, a small piece of clothing or lace or anything of importance to you. Since I suffered from low supply, most of my own jewelry creations are made from leftover encapsulated placenta, umbilical cord and locks of my girls hair.
I welcome custom design request and working together! Please reach out with any questions. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Pintrest for pictures and design ideas!
Photo credit: Charissa H. Yong Photography