For those mommas struggling, just remember fed is best.
Breastfeeding has been quite the roller coaster ride.
Somedays I would produce a lot some days I wouldn’t, some days I couldn’t go without pumping every two hours some days I could go all day.
Breastfeeding has made me question myself.
Breastfeeding has made me question my ability to be a good mother.
Breastfeeding has made me feel like less of a mom.
Breastfeeding has changed me.
Becoming a mom changes a women, It may be emotionally, mentally, and or physically (if it hasn’t done any of these to you, you must be a saint). Not only do women have to deal with changes within them self but also the way society sees us too.
When I had my daughter I felt a sense of demand to breastfeed her, I felt like I had to. I didn’t even consider other options, never even had formula at home ready if needed. But little did I know how demanding breastfeeding really was, How frequent I would have to nurse or pump, and how draining it can really be.
The latch of a hungry infant is no joke, but as a mom you make it work.
The cry of a hungry baby is no joke either, that’s why feed is best.
No matter how your baby is getting his or her nutrition, as long as they are feed when they are hungry you are doing a good job momma!
This week may be the last week I feed my babygirl breast milk and that is completely okay.
Yes I struggled with coming to terms with the fact that I can no longer supply for her but knowing she is fed is the most important.
So to the momma struggling with breastfeeding, it is okay.
It’s okay to use formula, it’s okay to supplement.
Remember: Fed is best!
– with love