When my wife was approaching the 18 month mark of her breastfeeding journey I didn’t have a clue how we could celebrate it. For the one year mark, I made a milking boob cake. But I could hardly repeat that. So I finally decided to look into something that she’s wanted for quite a while, and that’s breastmilk jewellery. Fortunately, I had the help of Eternally Cherished to create a breastmilk bead to celebrate the milestone.
Celebrating 18 Months of Breastfeeding with Breastmilk Jewellery from Eternally Cherished
As a dad in the breastfeeding journey, I’m never going to truly understand what breastfeeding has meant to my wife. The feeling of being the person who is sustaining someone else’s life after literally growing that person inside of you is something that I will never be able to experience. I guess that’s maybe why when my wife first suggested that she really wanted breastmilk jewellery, I didn’t fully understand the appeal.
But breastfeeding has been a huge part of my wife’s journey as a parent. It’s something that has been the driving force of her bonding with our daughter. And having something to signify and represent that bond is a lovely thing to have.
The Process of Sending off the Breastmilk
Obviously one of the things Eternally Cherished need in order to make this breastmilk jewellery is breastmilk. I dare say you guessed that. What they provide you with is a little sample tube, the kind of one you might use if you’ve ever given a urine sample, and then a couple of milk bags and a jiffy bag to return it all in.
I don’t think they could make this much more secure if they tried. The milk is literally in a sealed tube, inside a sealed bag that’s inside a sealed bag. The chances of anything being damaged to the point where milk is lost is very slim.
Here’s our bag all ready to be packed up and sent off.
Turning Breastmilk into Jewellery
I’ll be honest and say that I can’t totally remember how long it took from the day we sent the milk off to the day it arrived back. But it wasn’t long. Not only that, we were kept informed throughout the whole process, so we knew when the breastmilk was received and when the bead was sent out to us.
I have absolutely no idea what is done in the process of turning the milk into a bead, but I do know what the end result looks like:
We both really love the result of this. It’s not too over the top or extravagant. It’s plain and simple. And that’s just what my wife wanted. All you need to get is some sort of necklace to attach the bead to. You do just get the bead and not a necklace to attach it to. Not that we mind this at all. At just £30 it’s incredibly good value for money. I always assumed breastmilk jewellery would be rather expensive, but £30 for something that’s literally made out of your own milk is incredible.
Either way we both really love this breastmilk bead! Even Isabelle is fascinated by it.
Eternally Cherished offer more than just plain white beads
My wife wanted something fairly plain and simple for her breastmilk jewellery, but Eternally Cherished do offer plenty more than just that. If you want something a little more colourful, or perhaps even a ring, then there’s plenty of choice. I think for my wife though she wanted something that looked like breastmilk.
If you want to purchase a breastmilk bead for yourself or perhaps your partner, then you can do so via Eternally Cherished’s website.
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