Boobie awards reflect just how wonderful you are for making a fantastic choice for your baby or child! They’re also called Breastfeeding Milestone Awards, Nursiversaries and Boobiversaries and they’re all to celebrate your nursing journey. Breast milk (also known as human milk and chestmilk) is amazing stuff, and there are so many benefits to nursing a baby and giving them human milk, in whatever form that takes for your family. We have been producing milk since the dawn of humanity, and yet we are only just starting to discover how incredible human milk is. It has recently been discovered that when your child feeds, your body adapts the milk to their needs. Breastmilk is tailor made for our little bundles of joy, and our incredible growing little people and is by far the best start we can give them in life.
If you chose to breastfeed your little one, even if only for the first precious days, you’re already pretty amazing right? Yes, and that’s why we are promoting our Breastfeeding Milestone Awards. It’s not to put down others who might not have fed this way but to celebrate those who have managed. To quote Diana West, we define our own success when it comes to feeding our children so we are celebrating the mum who breastfed her one year old until her boyfriend told her to stop, the chestfeeding trans daddy who feeds his newborn formula through a supply-line, or the mama who pumps breastmilk at her desk for her kid to have at nursery, and every family in between.
Boobie awards, are there to help those of us who’ve had a really tough time breastfeeding to acknowledge how hard they’ve worked to get so far with nursing, EP (exclusive pumping) or using donor milk. An awesome blog by Carly Gelsinger explains the “necessity” of a present as you reach each goal, which we’ve added to based on a bit of research. When we first wrote this booby awards list we went up to five years but after many people asking, we’ve gone up to eight and added some extras along the way. Each are precious metals or stones that can be added to jewellery
amethyst I tried my absolute hardest
copper three month breastfeeding award
silver six month breastfeeding award
jade nine month breastfeeding award
gold twelve month/one year breastfeeding award
platinum eighteen months/one and a half year breastfeeding award
diamond two year breastfeeding award
amber thirty months/two and a half year breastfeeding award
ruby three year breastfeeding award
tanzanite four year breastfeeding award
opal five year breastfeeding award
sapphire six year breastfeeding award
palladium seven year breastfeeding award
rhodochrosite eight year breastfeeding award
emerald exclusive pumping breastfeeding award
blue diamond tandem breastfeeding award
pink diamond multiples breastfeeding award
turquoise siblings (long combined total) breastfeeding award
rose gold breastfeeding a disabled baby breastfeeding award
pink tourmaline donating breastmilk breastfeeding award
moonstone donor milk feeding breastfeeding award
we can combine your donors’ milk and add your milk and/or formula
morganite allergies and intolerance breastfeeding award
black diamond supporting a breastfeeding partner breastfeeding award
Click for all breastmilk jewellery by Tree of Opals, breastmilk charm or charm sets (two or more charms), silver breastmilk ring and gold breastmilk ring, silver breastmilk pearl and gold breastmilk pearl or if you can’t see what you’d like just pop us a message.
If buying a gift for your milk donor(s) please contact us for discount. If you’d like to make these a feature of your breast milk jewellery then please write what you’d like in the colours and sparkle;box before you add to your basket or for precious stone, choose from the dropdown menu. If you’d like to combine your booby award with your child’s birthstone or another sparkle or would like them; in a set of charms then please get in touch first. We will include only;natural rough precious gemstone or genuine precious metal leaf, no lab created gems, faceted gems (the facets would be lost in the resin), faux or imitation gems and metals. We only use guaranteed conflict-free gems although we do not purchase in amounts large enough for a Kimberly certificate. Most of our precious metal leaf comes from here in the UK, and our gems are usually from Thailand and India and we support Fairtrade.
Struggling with being working mum, breastfeeding after breast reconstruction, as a survivor, through chronic fatigue, vasospasms and mastitis, donor milk and combined feeding, but at the time of writing Nikki has just reached Tanzanite (blog coming soon). I joke that we will stop when the commute to Bastian’s university becomes an issue!
Our artist Nadine nursed when her daughter was small, Andrea and Joanna are both currently breastfeeding older babies. Andrea is nursing a baby with special dietary needs/allergies so like with most of the awards on this page, I’ve created the morganite breastfeeding award especially for families have to stick to a strict diet, perhaps without dairy and soy etc, in order to nurse a baby who is sensitive to certain foods that pass into mum’s own milk.
But I Couldn’t Breastfeed
Nursiversaries and boobie awards aren’t there to shame anyone and we know that you love your baby no matter how they are fed. The breastfeeding milestone awards are there for parents who have struggled to nurse and have not found it easy so please don’t think they are just for mamas who have had plain sailing. We know there are reasons why people are advised not to breastfeed at all, to ensure their own and their baby’s safety. There are trans and queer families who cannot begin to think about nursing for dysphoria and of course mums and dads who were born without the equipment! For whatever reason you choose not to breastfeed, we support you and would suggest lock of hair jewellery to celebrate your baby’s first haircut, your child’s first day at school and other family milestones!
Boobie Awards in Jewellery
We’re able to add boobie awards to any of our charms, rings and necklaces and you can see our client gallery with some of our favourite sets. This is Adi, a mommy from the USA who sent us a photo on our Facebook page of her nursing wearing her Pandora necklace with boobie award charms.