I have two beautiful boys. A crazy active toddler and a quiet 11 week old.
I’ve breast fed both boys, but they don’t tell you how hard breast feeding can be. With my eldest son, I only managed 2 and a half months of exclusive breast feeding until we had to start supplementing with formula. I was heartbroken but I knew it was good for my boy to at least have had some time breast feeding.
When my second son was born, I was determined to breast feed for longer. I purchased a double pump and made more lactation cookies than I can count, and took all the natural supplements to keep my milk supply up. Everything was going well until he got a cold and was so congested that he struggled to feed. We ave him pumped milk in bottles and I figured he’d be fine once he was over his cold. Then he started screaming when place on the breast. I’d try and try and end up crying.
I haven’t given up. I got some maxolon from the doctor today to help boost my supply and manger to get him to feed for 10 minutes from the breast. I just wish they’d tell you how hard the breast feeding journey can be.
Posted by chelseak, 24th June 2013