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Breastfeeding Milestones

This week’s topic is milestones. Or, as I refer to them: boobie awards!

I previously posted about achieving my three month milestone and have my sights set on achieving six months next. While I know I’d like to nurse for at least a year, it feels good to focus on the shorter goals. I suppose that way if I don’t reach my long term breastfeeding goal, I won’t feel like I failed.

And when the going gets tough while nursing – those short term goals are what I have to hang on to.

Breastfeeding Milestones

I don’t know how many of you have heard of the boobie awards, but I saw a lot bout them on the BabyCenter boards. Mostly in signatures and mostly visual like this: (.Y.).

I never found an official definition, but this is what I gathered:

  • Bronze = 3 months
  • Silver = 6 months
  • Gold = 12 months
  • Diamond = 18 months
  • Platinum = 24 months

I think it’s fair to say that these awards go to pumping mamas too!

What color are your boobies?

Tara Martin

Saturday 20th of June 2020

Today Marks 3 months of breastfeeding my baby girl. I tried with my son but didn't make it passed 3 months with supplementing due to several er visits and a surgery due to my gallbladder. Idk what this is all about but it seems nice and supportive.

Darcy Zalewski

Monday 22nd of June 2020

That's wonderful, Tara! The breastfeeding journey is not always easy, so it's nice to celebrate any length of time.

Breastfeeding milestones: The Boobie Awards | Creating Mom

Monday 28th of October 2013

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Tuesday 17th of May 2011

My boobies are purple Purple= For those who tried but couldn't due to "technical difficulty" My baby was born 14 weeks premature


Saturday 30th of April 2011

Let's see? I got gold with my first, platinum with my second, and I'm a week into nursing my precious third! I've cut my breast cancer risk in half, and I have amazingly healthy kids!


Saturday 30th of April 2011

That's awesome! Love to hear other's earning gold and up! :)


Saturday 26th of February 2011

My boobies are Gold (ds1), Diamond (ds2), and currently silver!

Love these awards though I do think that anyone who 'has a go' should get a certificate ;)

Loving this weeks blog hop, so many interesting ways of looking at milestones!