World Breastfeeding Week 2019 Day 6

By Natalie Edmundson Photography |

Birth Photographer Grovetown GA

As mothers in this social media world, we have this expectation of how and what our lives are supposed to look like, the same goes with breastfeeding. We don’t often talk about the road bumps, detours, or even when things change suddenly. As we normalize breastfeeding, the hope is that we empower more women to reach out and ask for help when things don’t go according to plan. There are so many wonderful resources and individuals who are trained to help when things don’t work. I know I’ve had to seek help with first born and I am so thankful for the help. Todays featured mom is a mom of 3 lovely kids and is now breastfeeding twins, here is what she has to say:

 “I am a proud mother of 3 boys. My oldest son is 2 ½ years old and I breastfed him for 21 months. Our journey had a rough start, but we pushed through. The first few weeks were the hardest for us as I couldn’t latch him correctly. I was beyond frustrated and tired, but I didn’t give up and sought help. I had an amazing postpartum nurse, which helped me initially while at the hospital and I found an IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant), who helped me troubleshoot some things. They are the reason I was successful at breastfeeding.”

 

“I recently had twin boys who are now 4 ½ months old. This time I had more experience, but was concerned about breastfeeding two babies. I made an appointment with the fantastic IBCLC and did all that I could do to prepare myself for my current nursing journey. Praise God, I have been able to nurse my boys since day one and I am so very grateful.”

“Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing, but it is not easy, and it takes work and patience. It’s so important to seek help when things aren’t going or when you have questions. I’m beyond blessed and proud to have been able to nurse my three boys!”

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