This week I had the honor of writing a post to a friend’s blog as a guest. She told me I could write about anything related to motherhood, so I decided to share my experience with breastfeeding.
I wasn’t able to breastfeed my first son, but I’m breastfeeding my second. I shared the many things I did differently this time around that I think contributed to my success. Yes, that’s how I see it, a success!
Yesterday, though, I learned something else. I learned that breastfeeding is a journey!
Everything that happened in the beginning sure helped us get where we are, but everything that happens daily, all of my choices, attitude and emotions, keep us going.
I learned that I cannot take if for granted and that it requires a daily effort to continue being a success!
Yesterday was a tough day and my milk supply seamed very low. Daniel was hungry every 1 and 1/2 hour and my breasts felt completely empty. I freaked out! I’m not ready to stop breastfeeding him at all! Sure having reached this far is already a victory to me, who couldn’t breastfeed Samuel, but I’d like to keep going!
Yesterday showed me that I need to keep working on it daily. Drinking lots of liquids, resting, having long feeding sessions… and I might have to add some supplements to make sure it never drops again! I will share which ones I’m using as soon as I make a decision and have them in hand!
I shared on my IG what had happened and I was surprised at how many people took their time to share one or two ways I could try to increase my milk supply! If not that, just to comfort me.
I felt very loved and special. I felt like we truly have an amazing community of mothers who support each other and want to see each other’s well being! I would like to thank each and everyone of you for so much LOVE! May God bless each one of you and your families!