I am so happy that I persevered, and was able to overcome the obstacles thrown my way!
I am still happily nursing my 17 month old spit fire, and I can’t imagine us stopping anytime soon. I love seeing the smile on his face when I offer him milk, and though our nursing relationship has evolved from the beginning, I truly believe it is still something we both enjoy and need.
If I had any piece of advice to offer Mom’s who want to breastfeed – it would be to establish your support system before your baby is born, and to contact a Lactation Consultant in the early days of nursing. Even if you feel like you aren’t struggling, you could likely benefit from seeing one.
You can read all about my other Tips for Breastfeeding Success here.
Thank you for sharing your story. It is so disappointing when nurses fail to provide adequate assistance and support for new mothers as they learn to breastfeed. All new mothers should be encouraged to seek assistance from a lactation consultant or La Leche for when difficulty arises with breastfeeding. I am happy you had a successful breastfeeding experience.