#Tb to six months ago when she was teeny tiny and we started this bumpy breastfeeding journey together. I was determined to give it my best try through my milk coming in slow, substituting with formula, low supply, oversupply, engorgement, relactating (breastfeeding every two hours while powerpumping for an hour three times a day to get back my supply up), nipple shields, clogged ducts and downright tearjerking pain. From 45 minute feeding sessions to now 10 every three hours still. I still can’t believe we made it this far, but I’m glad we did. It’s something only the two of us share together and it makes us feel connected and at ease. I would do it all again and already feel a bit sad because I know it will end someday soonish. So today we also celebrate six months of feeding my baby with my body, an experience like no other.
And I know this post might not be for everybody, but it makes me very proud so I wanted to share. And, as is the case with breastfeeding, if you don’t like it you don’t have watch. 🌸
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