Boobie Awards or Breastfeeding Milestone Awards reflect just how wonderful you are for making a fantastic choice for your baby or child. Breast milk (also known as human milk and chest milk) is amazing stuff and there are so many benefits to breastfeeding or chestfeeding. We have been producing it 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, also known as Nursiversaries, 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. 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
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
rose gold breastfeeding a disabled baby breastfeeding award
pink tourmaline donating breastmilk breastfeeding award
if buying a gift for your milk donor(s) please contact us for discount
moonstone donor milk feeding breastfeeding award
we can combine your donors’ milk and add your milk and/or formula
black diamond supporting a breastfeeding partner breastfeeding award
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 parents, breastfeeding with damaged tissue, through disabilities, family trouble, alcohol and drug recovery, mastitis etc and most of us have combined fed, but at the time of writing our team have copper and diamond and Joanna will be learning about it all some day soon… Nikki jokes that they will stop when the commute to Bastian’s university becomes an issue! Some of our children weren’t breastfed at all or we stopped before we wanted to, but we all support families to give their children breastmilk as long as they are all comfortable and it is right for them.