How I was able to influence moms to breastfeed and not give up?

If one thing came easy in my life .. It was Breast Milk 🤷‍♀️. I was 30 plus when I delivered and few taunted that I may not get that much milk, I remember asking this question in Babychakra and fellow mommies gave lot of positive answers. I added this breastmilk concern to my daily Prayer. Mine was a planned Csection in 39th week, I did not get colustrum immediately, I was reading a lot of stories in Babychakra about moms not getting milk,; babies not latching and so on. I was 100% sure that my baby won't latch and drink immediately when I was asked to breastfeed, 2 nurses were there to assist me and the baby. I was surprised when my daughter latched and sucked milk like a pro, Even the nurses were little taken back. The moment I can never forget, I screamed out of pain and this was not expected.

Before you could think how easy this was.. Let me tell you " It's been 19 months since I slept for 4 hrs straight ". I had sore nipples, I had back pain,; sleepless nights, feeding at odd places wherever we traveled Hotels, flights, churches, passport office , ola rides etc. And ofcourse lots n lots of lovey dovey moments with my daughter. I promised myself that I will breastfeed till 6 months but I was so motivated that I decided to keep this journey going... 19 months and we are strong.;

I can count how many times my daughter had been sick, may be 3 or 4 hospital visit (touchwood) , My daughter gets comforted the moment I latch her, it puts her to sleep and I dint want to keep this happiness just to me, I wanted other moms to know this sweet feeling and how it's going to benefit the baby. Nilofer Shaikh delivered Baby B after me and she had few difficulties,; At times I have been little abrupt to her about breastfeeding but she is a sport and took it positively instead of judging me. On Mother's day when Babychakra had an Breastfeeding event Baby B dozed to sleep when she was breastfed. Trust me that was one unforgettable moment in my life, I felt happy that I was able to motivate someone and make it happen.

I also get tagged in their Breastfeeding success story,; and few even send private msgs and thank me. Ofcourse few took it in a negative way but this will not stop me. I will continue to encourage new mothers to breastfeed and never give up. If a new mother says she is unable to breastfeed , Please be kind and encourage her to try and not give up. Do not suggest formula immediately, Breastfeeding is a social issue and we need to encourage each other. Support system is very important for a mom to breastfeed exclusively.

Breastfeeding is definitely a Social Responsibility!

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So true. Also i remember how we always discussed, that the mom you befriend-the mom you become. If you want to bf your baby, you will have to search and make friends with the ones who bf their babies. It helps in keeping yourself motivated for the tough journey. And more than that you need to have the will to bf your baby no matter what. If you yourself look for excuses or giveup nonone can motivate you. And it is possible to bf. Bm is thr for the baby and it will be sufficient. (No offence to any fm moms, i have been one and i have had my share of difficulties and i am glad i conquered)
Thanks to exc bf moms like becca and renu. Believe me bm is a boon. Anytime, anywhere, no carrying luggage everytime. Hot, cold, too hot, too cold, baby panicky, colicky etc all these prob just phew away if you bf. Thanks yaa becca.

So true!!! Lovely post Becca 😄

This is a much needed awareness becca

This is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Becca for sharing this story, very inspiring

So true dear lovely post !! I also say to every new mother just dnt givup. V r gifted ..

Superb yaar...

me to always thanks kahti hu rebecca ..kyuki tumhari har post inspiring hi hoti he ...👌👌

Lovely.. U r an inspiration dear for all of us.

Lots of love mommies 🥰💞💞💞

Lots of love and power to you Rebecca Prakash 😍

Mahima Atishaya 💞

Thankyou 😊

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