My Adventures in Breastfeeding

3 years ago
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Every time I see an article about breastfeeding, I see the following statement (or something similar), "Breastfeeding is hard." Every article seems to bemoan all the challenges of breastfeeding and make it seem like all women struggle. 

I feel strangely guilty and confused when I read these articles. Why? Because I found breastfeeding natural and fairly easy.

Before I started breastfeeding, I read all these articles. I knew it was going to be hard. I knew it would be a struggle because my mom and sister struggled. Neither one of them were able to breastfeed longer than three months. Their experience mirrored many of the problems described in articles I had read. 

To make sure I had all the information available, and, therefore, had the best shot at being successful, I read everything I could find. I attended a breastfeeding class held at my local hospital and asked lots of questions. By the time Ginny was born, I knew what to expect

My Adventures in Breastfeeding

The moment that Ginny first latched on to me, I realized it wasn't what I expected. I thought it would feel odd. Instead, it felt like the most natural thing in the world. I was amazed!

To read the rest of this post, go to Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy

 

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