Kayla, mom of one from Fairbanks, Alaska, pictured with Annaliese
I chose to breastfeed because, in all honesty, I believed it to be the best option for my baby. I never even considered formula. There were times when it was hard in the first few months but I worked to keep my supply up so I never had to resort to formula. I remember at one point I was pumping every hour on the hour (if I wasn't already nursing my baby) to try and increase my supply to where it needed to be.
My advice is to never give up. Obviously some women, for one reason or another, are not able to breastfeed, but if you have the ability then there's no excuse to give up. Find support in your area. There are a ton of resources like support groups, La Leche League, articles, books and online groups.
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