The Breastfeeding Diaries: Megan from Mackey Madness
Love this! Encouragement is SO KEY! We didn't get enough – and I think it would have been nice! Megan and Emory are so cute… And encouraging!
Congratulations for sticking it out! We had a rough start too and I really think that's where a lot of moms get defeated and throw in towel. If the baby isn't getting nutrition, you got to do what's right and there is nothing wrong with formula, but sometimes perseverance will get you through!! And it's so rewarding when it does!
I love this! I know I'll be looking to all my mama friends for breastfeeding advice!!
If I hadn't prayed through every single feeding of his 8 day growth spurt at 2 weeks, there's no way I'd still be nursing my little man 4 months later. It's ROUGH! and encouragement is so key. I remember texting my best friend after every single time he ate for a few days, just because I needed to hear I was doing it right. I was nuts and she was so, so good to me! haha
I can completely relate to your feelings at the beginning! I also dreaded feeding my son because it was so difficult to get him to latch (tears every time). It makes you feel like such a bad mom when you experience those feelings after reading how great breastfeeding should be.
I made it to the one year mark, but I never would have without my friend's encouragement. I originally had a 6 month goal but at the two week mark that seemed impossible. The best advice I got was set SMALL goals for yourself. For a long time that goal was to breastfeed one more day and eventually the goal became to nurse until the next doctor's appointment.
I wish this series had been around when I was going through my first few weeks with my son. It has to be so encouraging for new moms to hear so many different experiences and know their feelings are normal!
Love this – the same exact thing happened to us and I am so glad we stuck it out! Now we are almost to one year breastfeeding! 🙂
Megan, thank you for sharing!! This was so encouraging to me. I had issues breastfeeding my son who was born early and am so scared I will have the same issues with my next baby. Your success story made me feel so much better. (And the pics of your little ones are so cute!) Thanks again for sharing! -Holly
hello erin says
Thank you for giving me hope that with number two my body might cooperate! I had seriously almost given up hope that I'd ever be able to exclusively nurse (or make more than an ounce of milk every 6 hours).
Quarter Life Runner says
thanks for sharing your story, my daughter had trouble regulating her sugars as well and was given formula.
Thanks for sharing both your stories! There is so much pressure to breastfeed and that it's "nautral" that we often have false expectations. The reality is it's hard work and doesn't always work and that side needs to be told more often so women ask for the help they need! Your kiddos are beautiful thanks for sharing!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! My first is due in 5 weeks and I plan to breastfeed, if possible to any education and advice is much appreciated =)