I am officially 2 weeks postpartum and feeling a variety of emotions as I breastfeed for the third time. To put things into perspective, all three of my pregnancies have been very different. With my first pregnancy, this was about the time I stopped breastfeeding and ended up pumping full time for over a year. With my second pregnancy, around the 2-week mark, things started getting easier. This time around I’m starting to get the hang of this and my breast-feeding adventure is headed in a positive direction.
If I am being honest… breastfeeding is NOT my favorite part of having a baby. Every single pregnancy has left me feeling slightly overwhelmed, underprepared, and having to deal with a lot of physical pain for the first few weeks. I am not sharing this to scare anyone, but because I wish someone would have told me how hard and uncomfortable breastfeeding would be at first. I wish I had known there would be an adjustment period and that I wasn’t alone in this experience. That would have made all the difference. This is my mom truth… admitting that breastfeeding didn't come easy to me, and even with my third baby, it is probably my biggest struggle. Just like any journey, I am figuring it out! But to be honest, breastfeeding has brought me to tears at least once with all three of my babies.
So, when Motherhood Maternity invited me to an event in their Englewood, Colorado store to kick off National Breast-Feeding Month and asked me to share my mom truths I said yes without hesitation. I truly believe embracing the ups and downs is so valuable and creating a community of acceptance and inclusion is super important in regard to the journey of Motherhood.Read more