“𝔸 𝕗𝕖𝕨 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 𝕀 𝕨𝕚𝕤𝕙 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕕 𝕠𝕗 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕓𝕖𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕀 𝕓𝕖𝕘𝕒𝕟 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕥 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 🤱
Just because it’s something very natural it doesn’t mean it’s meant to come naturally. This moment in hospital with the reassurance from the lovely midwife was our first feed, now it all feels like a blur. But it requires a lot of perseverance, patience & support that’s for sure. Don’t be afraid to ask for help & get them to triple check for a possible tongue tie as that’s made a lot of friends BF journeys really difficult from the beginning. The midwifes can also help you with the latch, the positioning of the baby on you (there are so many positions so don’t worry if one doesn’t work for you).
Most maternity wards have a lactation specialist to help too if you need it. So please don’t be afraid to ask, there is no silly questions when it comes to motherhood & especially feeding as no amount of books can really explain it.
Fed is always best but if it is something that means a lot to you, I hope you get the help you deserve.
The biggest thing I learnt with it is don’t get too disheartened when things don’t go “to plan”.
My breastfeeding journey expectation couldn’t have been any further from the reality & it was my biggest struggle with motherhood, anyone who’s goes though a difficult time with it you are not alone, so please be kind to yourself.
ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕞𝕦𝕞 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕓𝕒𝕓𝕪 𝕒𝕝𝕨𝕒𝕪𝕤
𝕋𝕣𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕣𝕖-𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕥𝕖
𝔽𝕖𝕕 𝕚𝕤 𝕓𝕖𝕤𝕥 💛
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