My breastfeeding journey was a lot of blood, sweat and tears but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I was lucky enough to be able to breastfeed my daughter until she was 18 months old and we both loved every minute of it. As soon as I went back to work I started my pumping journey when I was away and then I would store away my breast-milk in the freezer. Surprisngly, I was able to store away over 1000 ounces of milk and donated some of it to a baby that was in need of it.
I then was introduced to a breastfeeding group on Facebook and that was a huge support for me (especially since I was a working mom). From this group I found out about breast-milk jewelry and how you can preserve your milk into a stone, so of course I had to find out more about it.
Breast milk jewelry is jewelry made of breast milk and is a keepsake. Various methods are used to make the jewelry. To preserve and protect it, the piece may be covered in a clear resin or glaze. No matter the process used for preservation, there seems to be a long and tedious process involved in creating the keepsakes leading to long waits for order fulfillment. My ring took 10 weeks but it was truly worth the wait and it actually came one week before I stopped nursing, so it was very bittersweet to receive my ring. I bought my milk ring from Precious Milk Drops, she sells more than just rings. She also sells lockets, Pandora like charms, earrings, bracelets as well as custom orders.
I will truly treasure this piece forever and hope to give it to her one day!
Style on ladies and gents!