“I went from being an autonomous woman to essentially being a food truck.”
For many, the image of breastfeeding is one of total serenity: a glowing mom peacefully feeding her baby with a smile. But, in reality, it’s a lot less pretty, at least most of the time, and especially in the beginning. Breastfeeding can be really, really hard — and it doesn’t help that the stigma of “breast is best” is still rampant over the thought that “a fed baby is a well-fed baby.” So it might be reassuring that even the moms with every resource at their disposal can struggle.
So to all of the moms out there, however your baby is getting fed, take a moment to praise yourself for giving your baby exactly what they need.
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