One of our favourite parts of working at mimijumi has been hearing stories from our customers on how our bottles have affected their lives and of course, their baby’s life. There is nothing we love more than hearing from our customers and seeing photos of their babies loving their mimijumi!
A customer of ours located in New Zealand recently reached out to us to tell us how mimijumi has helped her son with epilepsy. After reading her story we knew that we had to share this with mums out there.
My courageous son Zach and I have been a breastfeeding duo for 2 and a half years. Of course, I could have weaned him much earlier, but he has been an avid feeder from day one and it just felt natural to continue breastfeeding until he was ready to become more independent.
Six months ago, the unimaginable happened. Zach developed severe epilepsy and we have been in and out of the hospital and went from medication to medication ever since. Our day to day life has changed and our sweet son’s development (which was already delayed before the seizures started) has gone backwards probably about a year.
Breastfeeding has been a powerful tool to reassure Zach during his recovery from all the seizures he has had to endure. There have been many days where we have spent most of the day in bed breastfeeding and cuddling, going from seizure to seizure.
So how does all of this relate to mimijumi? Well since the epilepsy medication has not been fully effective and is causing a lot of side effects, we are about to undergo ketogenic dietary therapy with the aim to gain better control over the seizures and gradually replace the high doses of medication with the diet. I was devastated to learn that breastfeeding was not compatible with the strict ratios on the ketogenic diet. I needed a product that would simulate breastfeeding as much as possible to help soften the weaning process and provide comfort. Thankfully, mimijumi came to the rescue.
My son has never taken a bottle in his life and after a bit of experimentation he now latches onto our mimijumi bottle while being cuddled in a breastfeeding position. Zach has weaned so much more gently than I had ever anticipated and I am grateful for the part the mimijumi bottle played in this transitional journey. mimijumi allowed us to begin the next stage in his epilepsy treatment.
I love the simplicity and thoughtfulness of mimijumi. The skin textured breast like features certainly appealed to my bubba. It has been empowering to be able to offer Zach a bottle that looks natural as he has only ever had the real thing his whole life. It is reassuring to know the materials are all free from harmful toxins. I also love the ease of cleaning and simple components are really practical.
Zach and I miss breastfeeding but in terms of his epilepsy we are heading in the right direction. Our mimijumi bottle is the next breast thing and is another tool up my sleeve to provide reassurance to Zach as he continues to climb mountains.
We would love to hear about your mimijumi experience. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to share stories, get tips, make us smile with your adorable baby photos, or provide any feedback that will make the mimijumi experience even better!