What No One Tells You About Breastfeeding
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.
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What no one tells you about breastfeeding
- 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.
- pumping stinks. I had several different pumps and here’s my favorite.
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.
This article is great to remember as your kids grow up!