No two breastfeeding journeys look the same, that’s for sure. Where some struggle, others do with ease. And moms of multiples know just how difficult it can be to breastfeed more than one baby at the same time. Though this mom of triplets on TikTok showed just how intent she was on successfully nursing all three of her NICU babies.
“Feeding isn’t a one-lane road,” she writes in the caption of the video, which shows her triplets’ journey from being preemies in the hospital to healthy, happy six-month-old babies.
In her video, she shares some common things she was told during those early weeks as a mom of triplets, like “Is it really possible to make enough for all three?” and “We don’t really see triplet moms successfully breastfeed, but you can try.”
Oh, she tried alright.
It goes without saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with a mom of multiples feeding her babies formula, by the way. There’s nothing wrong with any mom of any number of babies who use formula to feed them.
But you’ve got to admire the grit this mom shows, and the determination she feels to prove to herself (and everyone else) that she can nurse her babies. Also? Can we just take a minute to applaud that stockpile of milk? Holy moly, that’s impressive. A next-level stash of that liquid gold, for sure. She ends the video by wishing her triplets a “happy six month nurseversary.” HOW CUTE IS THAT?
“The message is never doubt a determined mother,” she writes. “Just let us feed our babies.”
Now that’s a message we can all get behind. Well done, mom.