Breastfeeding runs you through the gamut of emotions. It can make you smile, cry, wince in pain and let out a belly laugh loud enough to startle your baby right out of his snoozing, suckling reverie. Spending those hours with your little one are an incredible gift, but it’s not always one you appreciate at the time. Here’s a shout out to these ladies, who shared their most honest feelings about an often vulnerable moment.
It’s been a bumpy tough ride to solely breastfeeding my baby girl – anyone who knows me knows that breastfeeding was so important to me and I wanted to do it more than anything in the world ❤️ After countless hard days of pain and hospital stays with mastitis I can finally say we’ve got over the hardest part and finally feeding her 100% breast milk – so proud of myself as came so close to giving up so many times but I can finally say I stuck it out!🙌🏽🙌🏽 #breastfeeding #4weeks
— It's Andy (@fancy_andy13) January 17, 2018
Another mom question… How do you increase milk supply in just one boob? My lefty is slacking. Righty is a superstar. #breastfeeding
— Carissa Culiner (@CarissaCuliner) January 17, 2018
breastfeeding: when you literally are a meal/snack
— Vanessa (@lochnessmamaa) January 10, 2018
I should probably start pumping to make my life a little easier but I just love nursing. That bond between my son and I. His big brown eyes staring at me while he’s breastfeeding. Greatest feeling, he won’t be this small forever and won’t need me this much someday.🤱🏻 #mommylife
— Evelynn. (@EvelynnAvila) January 18, 2018
She’s starting to wean herself, nursing only once yesterday, and only twice-a-day this whole passed week. I’m such a mixture of emotions about it, never having felt that this was an obligation nor burden, but instead a gift we shared. Even if she decides to stop altogether soon, I am so grateful that we got to experience this physical connectivity during her introduction to the world. So many new things for her to learn and experience, I love that I get to be her constant.