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 nursing her triplets. There were several who told her that she should forget sleeping, that she would not be able to nursing, 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.
A dad says his baby learned to stand at eight weeks old after she was inspired by watching him view strongman clips on YouTube.
All parents rejoice at the first successes of their baby, but the family from the UK never ceases to be amazed at the capabilities of their 15-week-old daughter, Lula. Lula began to hold her head a few days after birth, and at two months, she was already firmly on her feet. Everyone around is amazed at the strength of the baby, and her father believes that she is motivated by powerlifting competitions, which they watch together on Youtube.
Tezra Finn-Johnston, 31, and his girlfriend, Emily Derrick, 23, noticed their daughter’s unusual strength while leaving the hospital five days after the baby was born. Lula was born on January 31 and weighed 5.5 lbs. Young parents were surprised when the girl began to hold her head even before discharge from the hospital.
Now the 15-week-old baby can stand on her own two feet without support.
The father jokes that he and his daughter often watched videos of strength competitions on Youtube, and this inspired the bay to demonstrate his strength.
The Bristol couple say Lula started trying to stand up when she was just over a month old. At 8 weeks old, she has already learned to stand on her own.
Everyone is surprised at the extraordinary strength of the baby. Tezra and Emily’s parents say they didn’t do anything like this when they were so tiny. Babies usually begin to stand up without support between the ages of 9 and 12 months.
Lula is very happy when she manages to get up and stand on her own feet. The baby’s father believes that she had a good ratio of muscles to body weight due to the fact that she was born small. Tezra himself is fond of weightlifting and says that as a teenager he could already overcome adults. The girl does not walk yet, but her parents assume that she will take her first steps much earlier than her peers.
Two sisters who were pregnant at the same time have recreated an adorable childhood photo of them with balloons up their dresses. Their childhood picture came true, only this time, their babies were real and not balloons. Bri Dietz, 35, and her sister Chaulet Barba, 33, from San Diego, were ecstatic when they discovered they were going to be pregnant at the same time.
When sisters Brie Dietz, 35, and Chaulet Barba, 33, were respectively 6 and 4, they had no idea their pretend simultaneous pregnancies would one day become reality. Bri and Chaulet were very close growing up, playing dolls and pretending to be mothers, and even now they talk on the phone every day.
“When we found out we were pregnant together, I said, ‘Do you remember that picture?’” Dietz said. “It immediately cropped up in my brain, probably 25 years later, and I still remember it!”
After some digging, Barba found the 1990s shot of the two with curlers in their hair and balloons beneath their nighties. The sisters then once again posed side by side, this time lifting their shirts to reveal their very pregnant bellies.
Dietz gave birth to her now 2-year-old daughter Goldie in October 2019, and Barba to her now 1-year-old Gemma in January 2020, just a few months later. She hopes that she, her sister and their daughters’ sweet photoshoots can remind viewers of how wonderful girlhood family time can be.“So many girls can relate to that sweet childhood when you’re innocently playing with your siblings,” Dietz said. “I hope it makes people remember that sweet time when you’re in this little world of your own with your siblings, and we can’t mimic that now in our busy day-to-day lives.”