Nursing only lasts so long, no matter how long your breastfeeding journey, and many mamas are buying into a new trend that encapsulates their liquid gold well beyond the baby years.
Breastmilk jewelry is the ultimate way to tangibly hold onto the many warm-fuzzy feelings and memories that accrue during that neverending/too-short time that you're nursing. Now you can embrace those long nights nursing a newborn through those later stages of older babies twisting and turning at the breast, getting their afternoon “num-nums” or other such sweet reference.
There is more than one way to encapsulate and preserve breast milk (umbilical cord, and placenta too, if interested). Most involve a heating process and one can either pay to have the jewelry made or buy a DIY kit online. As you might have noticed if you spend any time pumping, your milk is as unique as a pearl in its makeup, sometimes even between one pump and the next. This makes your piece(s) of jewelry made with your breast milk resin truly one-of-a-kind in look and memory.
You may think of earrings or a necklace for yourself to commemorate and hold beloved the early memories of your first bonding experiences with babe. Some also choose pieces to give their children so they can always take a little bit of mom with them no matter how near or far they roam.
Seemingly a growing trend, no more do you have to store and send your milk off to get the results of a pendant or other milky jewel. There are now DIY breast milk jewelry options available for less than the cost of a plush lap blanket. Of course if you are unsure of your DIY skills or have a unique jewelry design in your vision you can search for a jewelry maker online who specializes in this trade.
Lynette is a mom of three children from one year to age five. She has cloth diapered all three since birth and enjoys all things eco-friendly and mindful living.