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What No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

When you’re pregnant people love to give advice, but here’s what no one tells you about breastfeeding. You’ll want to check it out.

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Breastfeeding is a main concern for new moms and it’s one of the hardest parts. There are good times and bad times, but in the end, it’s totally worth it.  People love to give advice for when the new baby comes home, but sometimes don’t share the not so good parts.  Here’s what no one tells you about breastfeeding.

When you're pregnant people love to give advice, but here's what no one tells you about breastfeeding. You'll want to check it out.

This post contains affiliate links.

What no one tells you about breastfeeding

Yes,

  • it’s hard at first.
  • you will probably do some stuff wrong. Don’t worry about it.
  • you WILL be sore. Even if you are doing everything right, you will be sore, no matter what.
  • the baby will cry and cry because they are hungry and you can’t get them latched on properly. Don’t give up.
  • you will worry if your baby is getting enough to eat and you will probably go to the Dr. just to get a weight check to make sure.
  • you WILL cry about it.
  • everyone does things different. Find what works for you.
  • you will be upset that you’re the only one that can feed the baby and you need a break.
  • you will have to breastfeed in bathrooms, restaurants, cars, and dressing rooms.
  • everything you do revolves around your baby’s eating schedule.
  • you will spend a lot of time pumping and then accidentally spill the milk.

But then…You will

  • finally get the hang of it.
  • figure our what works for you.
  • love the bonding time with your baby.
  • be happy that it’s time for baby to eat because you can sit down and rest.
  • be better rested; although, certainly not “well rested”, since you won’t be in the kitchen making a bottle in the middle of the night.
  • feel so accomplished and proud of yourself because you stuck with it.

Vanessa

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

I breastfed my child at the airport, in the mall, and while hiking. :)

Vanessa

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

As an IBCLC I have helped many moms breastfeed. It is true that some moms have soreness with breastfeeding with the start of the latch. If the soreness lasts throughout the breastfeed, then there is something not right and the mama should seek professional help. There are women who can breastfeed pain free from the start! It is possible. I only share this because I want to give those who desire to breastfeed hope. Not everyone experiences pain. If there is pain that persists throughout the breastfeed, please seek help.

chellie

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

So true so true!!

Becky

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Great tips that I will share with my daughters-in-law who are now in those sweet baby bearing years. Thanks, Holly!

Mary

Friday 7th of August 2015

One of my greatest accomplishments in life...breastfeeding my 3 kids. I'm still going with #3 (almost 1). It has been a HUGE challenge with figuring out food allergies and tongue and lip ties. But we just keep going.

Holly

Friday 7th of August 2015

I know! I felt the same way. I couldn't eat cucumbers for a long time and I had dozens from my garden and couldn't eat any because it gave the baby gas!