I always say a fed baby is a happy baby.
I made the decision if I was able to produce milk I was going to do whatever it took to breast feed Riley. When I was in the hospital, I struggled with breastfeeding bad. They made me stay an extra day because they thought I wasn’t going to get it and Riley was going to starve. haha. So they told me I had inverted nipples, which I never even knew what that was, but it was extremely discouraging. They gave me a nipple cover, which worked for a lot of my friends…. But didn’t for me. I had so many people come in and show me the football technique, taco the boob, a boppy pillow, nipple cream, nipple cover…I mean everything.
As soon as I got home my mom made me drink this rice drink that had tons of rice blended. Cinnamon, almond milk. And sweetner. She said I needed as many carbs as I could get to produce milk.
I got mastsis as soon as I started breastfeeding the first week. It was brutal.
So if there’s one thing is, its painful, difficult, and if your baby doesn’t want to latch its very discouraging.
I have attached things that have helped me while breast feeding for the first time and for 20 months of her life.
Mind you, she never had a bottle in her life. She was solely and exclusively breast-fed. In my mind there are so many pros and cons to this.
Pro-bonding and saves you money. :)
Con-You can’t get away if at all for more than an hour.