The Breastfed Family
Original Post by Desiree at http://sosewmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-breastfed-family.html#more
All three of my children have been breastfed. Each of our breastfeeding journeys differ in experience and duration. My first child has been the ONLY of my children to have a bottle. Which was forced upon us in the hospital. After we left that nightmare, she was exclusively breastfed.
My first child (A) had an extremely difficult time trying to latch. This was brought on by a multitude of factors. Being that I was still young and it was my first child, I had no idea what to expect or how to learn the right way to breastfeed. It's mainly trial and error. I had no experience with baby A. No family that could teach me how to do it. The fact that I had an emergency Cesarean section wouldn't have even mattered, if I could move my body at all. The numbness consumed me. If only baby A and I could get that skin to skin contact right away. Maybe things would have been different.
|Baby A - 3 days old|
|Baby C - 4 months|
My advice to you:
Make everyday, every goal, and every milestone count!
No matter how long you breastfeed, you are giving your baby the very best that you can.
Do not feel bad if you cannot breastfeed.
Take the good with the bad.
Read a lot of books. You can never learn enough.
Every breastfeeding experience is different, so do not judge others, or yourself.
Be proud of yourself! Way to go Mama!