When i gave birth to River, the nurses immediately placed her on my breasts for her first latch. Our breastfeeding journey started.
|River"s first latch..|
There were moments when i doubted myself and my ability to feed and nourish my baby. She wanted to latch every hour so yeah, i didn't get any sleep and i literally felt drained. Sometimes i felt that my milk was not enough because she always seemed hungry and wanted more. But i waved those thoughts away and i soldiered on. I knew that this was the best thing for my baby and i was determined to give it to her.
And then my milk came. I was able to meet River's needs. For a time i was happy because she was happy. She was well fed and i couldn't have asked for more. But then because i had so much milk, i experienced blocked ducts. It hurt so bad. I had fevers and chills. My doctor prescribed medicine and gave me strict instructions to stop breastfeeding for a week. I looked for other options. I couldn't imagine not being able to feed my baby and giving her formula. I sought advice from other moms. I did my research. And after a few excruciating days, i was able to get it in control. All without stopping breastfeeding and without taking medicine.
|my lifesaver :)|
|organized by the day it was pumped|
|first milk donation..|
|sometimes i get nice surprises like this..|