So I always knew the power of this gold what we call as breastmilk through books and articles that I read during my pregnancy.There were several groups that I joined which helped me stress less over nursing the baby.However what I wasn't told is how tough the journey would be. Those long nursing sessions surely led to backaches.
Me and my baby took as long as two days to nurse and latch which was still okay. I didn't really have too many of engorgement or sore breast issues as such. I did have my share of pains but that was all manageable. I did manage to pump at times too being away from my lil one.
What took a toll on me,however, was the weaning part. I still dread that part as I haven't yet forgotten it and can never. I was always told how feeding as long as the baby needs is advised and good for both me and my baby but never ever told how tough can weaning be. It exhausted me completely mentally and physically.I was traumatized throughout the whole weeks weaning process.Yes it took me a week to wean her. It was tough to see my own baby sob in front of me but I was helpless as there a significant drop in my milk supply and I had to cut down my breasfeeding journey for my baby's own good. This weaning left me physically into pain such as backache and massive hairfall and it mentally pinned me down with that mom guilt bag and other thoughts.
I strongly recommend each and every expecting mother to breastfeed the baby as long as she can as the journey is beautiful and the pain is worth it.I support breastfeeding with all my will and as an expecting mother with my second one to arrive soon,I promise to continue it with the same zest as I had during my first lil one.
21 Sep 2020