That being said, I’m going to start off with the obligatory saying breastfeeding is hard. Really really hard. So hard I couldn’t do it. And it kills me to say that and makes me feel like a horrible person…like a bad mother that just didn’t try hard enough. But believe me, I tried. And tried and tried and tried and tried. Before I had Mac, breastfeeding was something I felt very strongly about and I really wanted to be able to feed my baby myself. From everything I’d heard and read, I knew it was going to be difficult and painful, but I had no idea it would be SO difficult and SO painful. I read all the books, I took the class, I read a million mommy blogs on the topic, I grilled my friends with kids. I thought I was prepared and I was determined to make it work.