Hope everyone had a nice weekend!Today i wanted to share my story on breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is so natural but its not always easy..
With Mia,breastfeeding was quite easy, with everything going on new mom-pain-joy-happiness-i still remember my first breastfeeding and i thought to myself,”Alright You and I are in this together” i had no idea what i was doing.My doctors and nurses were quite helpful and would visit us and help me to practise.
At first it was difficult since i was still struggling with my stitches and the pain was horrible, but didn’t give up. I couldn’t lie down and breastfeed her so I used a chair for a week or two and there were times when i had to stay up the entire night. It was really difficult especially those first 2weeks since my nipples were flat and it was quite challenging to feed her. On advise we had to use the pump and for me it didnt really work, luckily my father-in-law is a gynaecologist and he advised us to use a syringe(of course not with the needle:D LOL)and it worked for me .
Gosh i can still recall back the pain of not being able to feed my baby initially but with time everything was in place and what I’ve learned is we have to be patient and don’t give up.
Food plays a very important role and and in the midst of every thing i had to learn and research as new mom to know what to to eat while breastfeeding.
I know I’m not the only woman to have felt this way,infact i didn’t have it as bad as some women do.
People told me to give up breastfeeding, but i kept going and I’m glad i did..Keep going its worth it!!
The physical and emotional closeness that i have with her It’s such a special relationship.
There were times when I’m all decked up attending wedding/birthday parties etc..when duty calls..it on and give less shit about getting my tata’s out:)
Its (unbelieveable) i can’t fully express how it actually feels,but the bond is amazing,i cherish every moment-second and nothing makes me happy giving her everything her body needs and i plan to do it until she’s one year.
I hope hearing my story will help any new mama’s out there,I would very much welcome and invite yo guys to share your experience too!