I wanted to snap this midnight picture because of how accurate it is. Of course I could put up a cute breastfeeding picture, but this right here 👆🏽 this is real. No makeup, sleep deprivation. I'm making it through one middle of the night cluster feed at a time. One pump at a time. One toddler interrupted feed at a time. We got this Trey babe! 🐮💕
A mama sent me a message yesterday that encouraged me SO much. She said that HER issue was undersupply, but she knew my oversupply and nipple issue takes a lot of pumping too. Although our obstacles are different, she told me she knew how much work I was putting into it and that I was doing a great job 😭💙 Her acknowledging that was SO sweet. •
Yes, this is all from yesterday. Yes, it is a blessing. Yes, it is also a challenge.
One of the breastfeeding accounts I love to follow is @pumpspotting. The other day they shared a quote: "I didn't come this far, to only come this far." That spoke straight to me. As I continue to work with my lactation consultant, continue to always have to pump my left because of anatomy issues, and continue to frequently feed my newborn...I know I've got this! I didn't come this far, to only come this far and I cannot wait until he can take both sides and we can pump less ☺️💙 Encouraging every single mama out there! No matter what your issues are or how you feed, the job is demanding. Hang in there! 🙌🏽💕 Don't waste your time wishing for someone else's issue, focus on the positives and triumphs that YOU and YOUR baby have together!