Davina Wright

Davina Wright

Mother of three-year-old triplets, still breastfeeding
Country: Hong Kong

Biography of Davina Wright

Davina Wright, a 45-year-old woman living in Hong Kong with her husband Jason, is the mother of three-year-old triplets. She has been practicing breastfeeding since her triplets Willow, Connor, and Summer were born. Every day, Davina would endure 30-40 breastfeeding sessions for her two daughters and son. She intends to continue doing so as long as she has the strength. However, nowadays, Davina only breastfeeds in the morning and evening. She explains, "Each of the children has their own room, and I come to each of them individually. It's a wonderful opportunity to spend time with each of them one-on-one."

Davina Wright

When it's time to breastfeed, the restless, noisy, always-busy, and competitive children transform into gentle creatures, eagerly attaching themselves to their mother's breast. Davina reveals that in the morning, as soon as all three children open their eyes, they begin to fight for the right to be breastfed first. She says, "My children walk and talk, eat solid food, and drink from a cup. They are independent children with a full set of teeth... People often point out all of these factors as reasons to wean a child from breastfeeding, but in reality, a child can do all of these things and still continue breastfeeding."

Davina Wright

Davina continues, "I think daytime breastfeeding diminished partly because we became very busy. Due to playtime and excitement, the children simply began asking for it less. I refuse to breastfeed them only when we are in public places. I tell them to wait until we get home, but only because I know how many eyes are staring at us."

Davina Wright

The Wright family, who lived in New Zealand when the triplets were born, tried numerous tricks for breastfeeding their hungry mouths. Three hungry mouths can be a real challenge if the feeding routine is not optimized. Davina explains, "We finally decided that Jason would sleep in the girls' room and bottle-feed them my milk at night. I had to sleep with the third child and breastfeed him. Then, I had to express milk, which would serve as the next portion for the girls. As the children grew older, the feeding process became faster. It took 15-20 minutes instead of 30-40 minutes. And when they grew even older, it took only 10 minutes for everything."

Davina Wright

Davina has two older daughters from a previous marriage. They stopped asking for her breast when they were around 13 months old. With the triplets, Davina expected to breastfeed for about two years and never anticipated that even at the age of three, her children would still be breastfeeding. However, she sees how happy Willow, Connor, and Summer are, and that in turn makes her happy. Davina says, "Before, breastfeeding was everything to them. But slowly, it's becoming just a small part of their lives. At some point, it will become a distant memory. Breastfeeding is about the relationship between mother and child, and only the mother and children should decide how long it will continue. The beauty is that each mother makes the decision herself."

"I know it has dragged on," admits Davina, "or that breastfeeding until there is no more milk is not for everyone. That's okay. If it's not for you, I would say: don't do it. It's as simple as that."

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