World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Breastfeeding!!! Oh wow I cannot begins to tell you the crazy journey that word has led me on! Before having Lucas I read and read on everything that had to do with giving birth and skimmed a bit on breastfeeding. I mean it’s natural so the baby should know what to do right? WRONG! But wrong! The first few days were great but I had to re teach him every session on how to latch. Then I noticed he had a tongue and lip tie ( there the thin skin attached to your tongue comes all the way to the front so you can’t lift your tongue very far) this was preventing him from fully being able to feed. Which made me feel horrible that his first few days of life he wasn’t eating enough. After his tongue tie was corrected things totally loooked up for him! I still had massive pain when he nursed from the few days of incorrect latching. Waking up at 3 am crying from pain while he cried from hunger. After about 7 weeks was when I was able to nurse with no issues! And since then it’s been such a pleasant journey! I remember nursing for the first time in public. I had my dear friend jamie snap a picture of the momentous occasion for me (I’m very conservative). I even used my fancy conver and everything! But that show got old. I ended up nursing everywhere and anywhere when little man was hungry! Funny how  any self-consciousness I might’ve had was washed away with the need to be a mother. 

 I’m so  thankful that I was able to breast-feed I know it’s not the case for a lot of moms!