Breastfeeding journey is never as easy as how everybody thinks about it.
In my experience, my little one had a difficulty on learning how to properly latch on my breast. The breastmilk was all over his face yet he doesn't get the right amount of it. I was worried because he kept on crying and I can already sense how hungry he is. Hence, I was tempted to grab a formula milk in order to satisfy his hunger yet I am so blessed to have a supportive family who lifted my spirit and gave me more strength to continue my breastfeeding journey. It was really hard! I remember that my nipples were already sore because I have to pull it out using the syringes. In that way, my baby will express the milk easier. It actually took me and my baby roughly 1 week to properly learn how to latch.
My patience, endurance and determination made me a succesful breastfeeding mom and I am very proud of it. My baby, Caeden Shan, is turning 2 years old few weeks from now and he is still breastfed. And now, I can say that he is an expert nurser since he drinks milk more efficiently.
Breastfeeding is a great achievement for every mom. It doesn't only give our baby the best and complete nutrients but also comfort. Breastfeeding can work wonders when our baby is hurt, sad, sick, or even when he is upset because I can attest that nursing is a great tantrum-tamer.
KUDOS to all breastfeeding moms!