Deborah and Esme, Dublin, Age 31
Deborah is a very busy 31 year old mother of three children aged 3 years, 2 years and the most recent addition to the family, Esme, who was 6 weeks old when we first visited.
She breast fed her other two children encountering different challenges along the way. She is exclusively breastfeeding Esme now and to date has had no significant problems and the feeding is establishing well. She also devotes time to a website she is involved with in establishing activities for children in the community. The site was initially set up by some mothers in Galway but has flourished and hopes to be nationwide eventually. She is responsible for the south Dublin branch and sources activities for all ages including the under 2’s which is very popular. She hopes to breastfeed as long as both Esme and herself are happy feeding.
Deborah 's Stages
Esme is over chickenpox now but feeding very frequently at day and at night. Deborah thinks she is teething and looking for comfort. It's a tiring time for Deborah as she is not getting enough sleep.
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