As they say, there’s no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one.
I struggled during my first week of breastfeeding. It was tragic. Hurricane of emotions and hormones, physical pain, my trying to be a “perfect mom”, etc. I would hide and cry as I didn’t wanna look silly or weak or whatever.
I remember pumping at 3 am each morning, making it 6 times a day. I didn’t wanna give up, I was ready for the sweat to give my son the best. Every night with half shut eyes I would tell myself “he will latch soon, one day at a time, hang in there”.
He used to take direct feeds at night but not during the day. I pumped for him 4/5 times a day for a year and fed him directly at night, with a full time job. But I survived 😁
We moms are very strong, you will never know unless you try. So to all such moms, hang in there, you are doing great, and you are enough for your child. So don’t be hard on yourself and cherish all the moments, make your memories ❤️
If you have fed your bub for a year, a month, a day or even a minute, you tried and that’s enough.
My son is 17 months old and I am still breastfeeding him. It’s natural and no guideline should define how you want to mother your child.😊