Breast milk jewelry has just recently become a HUGE thing. Like I never heard of it until I was pregnant with my daughter in 2015. …Okay, well maybe it was a huge thing before then, but I didn’t pay much attention to it until I was looking for something to keep as a reminder of my breastfeeding journey.
And to be completely honest, breast milk jewelry is amazing!!! I am SO happy I had the opportunity to have my breast milk professionally preserved. My breast milk pieces are seriously some of my most prized possessions. No joke!
The pieces are so beautifully created I get comments on it everywhere I go. And it really catches people off guard when they ask what it’s made of!
Some find it a bit weird, which is totally fine, but a lot are so intrigued that this is now an option for representing your breastfeeding journey.
So, exactly what is breast milk jewelry?? I’m glad you asked!
Breast milk jewelry is a way of preserving a small amount of your precious liquid gold into a priceless piece of jewelry! It can be put into many different types of jewelry such as necklaces, rings, beads, etc.
And the best part? It doesn’t matter how old your breast milk is! You can send it to the artist straight from the pump or you can thaw out a bag of milk that has been in your freezer for months or even years! All you need is one or two ounces and you got yourself enough for a keepsake. 🙂
Although each artist has their own way of preserving the breast milk, I can promise you that you will be happy with the end result, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is.
Not only can you preserve your breast milk, but many of the artists allow you to add colored flecks and shimmers to your keepsake that way it is 100% personalized to your liking.
These pieces are completely handmade with love so each piece you get is one-of-a-kind and definitely worth the price. No matter what type of jewelry you get, you will love it!
My breast milk jewelry
I personally have a breast milk ring and the necklace that you see posted throughout this article. Not only are they an amazing reminder to me of the good, bad, and ugly in my breastfeeding journey, but it just helps me remember everything I was able to accomplish during my journey.
I love the breastfeeding journey I have with my daughter and now my son. There aren’t words to describe how amazing it feels to be able to provide my children with the comfort and nutrition they need.
If I could, I would seriously buy twenty more pieces of breast milk jewelry because I love mine that much. Because, like I said, my breast milk keepsakes are some of my most important and priceless possessions.
Although I waited for the one year mark to order my first piece of jewelry you can get it no matter how long you breastfeed for, whether it be only a few weeks or a few years, having a keepsake of that time is worth it!
Is breast milk jewelry really for me?
If you’re a mom and you have breastfed your baby then yes! I can’t even explain how beautiful the pieces are. Just look around on the internet and see the many, many options you can choose from.
These keepsakes are so amazing, you won’t regret buying one. It is such a beautiful way to remind you of the amazing liquid gold you provided your baby with. And once your babies are grown you still have that amazing piece of jewelry to look at and wear as an everyday reminder!
Where can I get my breast milk jewelry?
There are many artists out there who do amazing work with preserving your liquid gold, but in the photos throughout this post, my necklace is one that I received from Milk Memories. If you check out her website you can see all of the amazing pieces she can create for you.
She has many options for colors to add to your ring and her work is phenomenal!! She takes the description you give to her for your jewelry and brings it to life! I could not have asked for a better person to create my necklace for me.
Not only can she preserve your breast milk for you but she can also add:
- Hair from your baby’s first haircut
- Umbilical stump
- Baby teeth
- Ashes of a loved one
- And much more!
Whoever you go to for you breast milk keepsake, I can promise you that you will love it and it will become one of your favorite pieces of jewelry.
Being a mom is amazing, and to be able to breastfeed and have the option to have that journey put into a keepsake is an amazing plus! 🙂