The relationship you build with your baby while breastfeeding is a special one, so a West Australian business has come up with a quirky memento that mothers can have made as a symbol of that connection: jewellery made out of breast milk.
Breastmilk Jewellery is an online jewellery store run by a mother of four who is also a passionate breastfeeding advocate.
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Prices start from $30 for a breast milk pendant and $35 for breast milk earrings.
Schools of Early Learning offer education and care for children aged 6 months to 6 years.
I can see why some people might want a reminder of that special bond.
Those milk drunk eyes and content smiles you get after giving bub a feed can make you forget (for a second or two) how sleep deprived you are when you are a mum.
I can also see why others might want a memento as a celebration of triumph over something many of us struggle with.
For some - being able to work through the difficulties, whether it be a lack of milk, latching, mastitis, thrush or any of the other frustrating challenges, it makes breastfeeding even more of a big achievement.