She recently celebrated six months of breastfeeding her triplets and uploaded a video showing how she did it.
Nina Dufrenne heard many opinions when she made the decision to breastfeed her triplets. There were several who told her that she should forget sleeping, that she would not be able to breastfeed successfully, or that the babies would not respond to breastfeeding.
But Nina was determined to try, no matter how difficult and time-consuming breastfeeding was.
And for the past six months, she’s pulled through against the odds.
She even shared a video on TikTok, @elle.plus.fourr, to celebrate six months of breastfeeding, and as you’ll see, the effort she put in to pull it off is incredible.
The video is full of footage of Dufrenne pumping, storing milk, feeding it to her babies (who spent 55 days in the NICU and were on feeding tubes for eight weeks), and directly breastfeeding the triplets.
Of course, breastfeeding is not easy for all mothers, and many choose formula. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
What really hits home to every woman watching Dufrenne’s video is how incredible mothers are and what they can do for their children from the day they are born.
“There is no right or wrong way to feed a baby. I shared my journey to inspire moms to believe in themselves,” Dufrenne tells Parents.com. “We are capable of much more than people think. I wanted to breastfeed because I love breastfeeding and longed to experience that magic with each of my babies. It definitely took a lot of work, but my joy was great.”
Dufrenne says she usually nurses two babies at a time and then pumps for the third.
“My babies have gotten milk through feeding tubes, breast milk, and bottles. I would give it to them with syringes if that was necessary. No matter how you feed your baby, if you do your best and your baby is healthy and happy, you are an amazing mother. And we all deserve to hear this more often,” concludes Nina Dufrenne.