Month: February 2017

This is Part 2 of my list of tips I wish I had known when I started to breastfeed. You can find Part 1 here. I am not a breastfeeding expert, but I have learned a lot along my breastfeeding journey. Despite struggles and some infant formula along the way, I was able to continue breastfeeding.  Read More…

I am by no means a breastfeeding expert. In fact, I’ve had my fair share of struggles. However, I did learn a lot of useful information along the way that I am determined to share. What follows is my lowdown on breastfeeding. I thought about what I wish I had known in the beginning. And voila, this list came to be! Read More…

Oh breastfeeding! I have such a love-hate relationship with you. I had many difficulties with breastfeeding in the beginning, mainly because I had extremely sore nipples. Like, so sore that I could not tolerate wearing a bra at all. Not even out of the house, in public, for weeks!

I went to many medical professionals in an attempt to make the process less painful. I was perplexed that none of these professionals could help me with the pain. It turns out that useful breastfeeding support is hard to find.

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Last week I felt defeated. Nothing was going well. I needed to get things done, but couldn’t get to them. My baby was refusing to sleep. It turns out she was in a growth spurt because she outgrew all of her clothes by week’s end. She was cranky and cried a lot.  If I put her down, she cried. If I picked her up, she cried. When I tried to feed her, she did not want to eat. After I changed her diaper, she was still fussy. I checked her temperature to make sure she was not sick. I held her all day. I didn’t know what else to do. She needed sleep, yet would not. No matter what I tried. What was I doing wrong? Why were my usual strategies not working? I was exasperated. I was tired. I also accomplished very little that week and felt incredibly frustrated.

Have you ever tried your hardest to make it work, but couldn’t? Read More…