My Breastfeeding Promise: Small Goals for Breastfeeding in 2021

It’s a new year, and with that comes the promise of many things – I will finish that long-forgotten project, eat less chocolate, and watch less trashy TV (as if!). Here at Medela, we wanted to encourage all those breastfeeding mamas out there to take a step back and think about just one small goal you can set for your breastfeeding journey in 2021. Whatever it is, we want to celebrate all the breastfeeding milestones with you!

January is here again, and it’s a great time to take stock and think about what your goals are for 2021. If you’re an expectant mama, these might look a little different to the more predictable ‘lose some weight and win the lottery’. When it comes to breastfeeding, even small goals can be great markers for your breastfeeding journey. Whether it’s making it to a month exclusively breastfeeding, finding out which pump would be best for you, or just a virtual high five with a mum mate for making it through the day – we’re here to celebrate with you mama!

So this year, we encourage you to make a breastfeeding promise to yourself. Whether it’s to treasure the small moments, stop comparing yourself to others or just to take it one day at a time – all the little things are worth celebrating! Breastfeeding promises can take lots of different forms, and every mama will have different goals for their feeding.

The importance of breastfeeding help and support cannot be understated in helping each and every amazing mama out there reach her own personal milestones. Whether it’s a FaceTime with a friend, a long walk with a relative, chatting through your breastfeeding journey so far is a fab way to recognise what you have achieved every step of the way. We also think it’s a great way to think ahead to what you can accomplish in 2021 – you got this mama!   

You don’t need to put pressure on yourself with your breastfeeding goals, they can be as simple as “I want to continue breastfeeding to the next milestone” or “I want to keep pumping as part of my journey”. As long as your baby is happy and healthy, rest assured you’re doing a fantastic job!

What is your breastfeeding promise for 2021?

You can read some of our lovely community of Medela Mums breastfeeding stories on our blog here.

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