Being a new mom takes you on an adventure that is full of surprises and challenges. If you have chosen to breastfeed your baby, you’re probably looking forward to a positive experience, filled with special moments between you and your little one.
You love to breastfeed and know all the benefits of breastmilk, but want to take a break from breastfeeding sometimes. Or perhaps you are an exclusive breast pumping mom whose baby for one reason or another cannot feed on the breast.
Unfortunately, we still read and hear about moms who had a really difficult time breastfeeding with their first baby. This could involve anything from not mastering breastfeeding in the first few days to ongoing breastfeeding problems or worries about low milk supply.
The pressure and relentlessness for breastfeeding are often palpable in the hospital after birth, to the point that bottle feeding has become almost taboo. However, breastfeeding is not always as natural as we think.