breastfeeding is hard AF.
Breastfeeding is hard AF. This same time last week I was dreading every single feed. Thanks to some pretty bad nipple damage & a subsequent infection, each nursing session left me in excruciating, teeth-clenching pain. None of which had ever happened the first time around with Lily.
Thanks to some words of encouragement, helpful suggestions from many of you and a desperate call to my midwife, I got myself on Dr. Newman’s APNO prescription cream. It literally worked miracles and it felt like things were back to normal within 24hrs
I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you’re in a similar situation or about to embark on your BF journey - reach out when the going gets tough. Talk to your doctor/midwife, talk to your mama friends or straight up Google everything (like I do most days haha). Breastfeeding is hard AF but there’s a lot of resources out there to get you through those tough early days.
And lastly, I feel very lucky to be able to breastfeed Eitan but I know it’s not always possible or an option for every single mama out there. Fed is best, no matter which way you look at it.