Since this is my blog and I’m being brutally honest….I decided early that I wanted to breastfeed my baby. I had three reasons why I wanted to do so.
- Get rid of baby weight
- I will finally have porn star like boobs ( not that I watch porn )
- The nourishment I will provide my little one
I was lucky my little boy came into the world ready to latch and for over two weeks he has been feeding like a champ. Let me start off by saying, and I cannot stress this enough YOU WILL NOT GET PORN STAR BOOBS! Especially if you have a relatively small chest to start with. Looking back it was silly for me to believe that I would….you don’t gain anymore breast tissue, you just have a milk supply. They will however look fuller so HELLO cleavage.
So far breastfeeding has been nothing short of amazing. I’m tired all of the time, let’s face it breastfeeding is demanding. I would also like to add that cluster feeding is real. During the night I literally feel as if I have a large mass permanently attached to my breast. If you are co-sleeping with “watermelons” to start with you can easily lay the baby on their back and plop one in his mouth. Of course if you are co-sleeping with plums well….THEY. JUST. DON’T. STRETCH. THAT. FAR.
Speaking of stretching, if you do plan to try breastfeeding read up on it. There is a certain way to break their latch. Or you could just play it by ear and try to remove your nipple from their mouth and gums (which sometimes feel like teeth), let’s just say you will be surprised at how far those things can stretch!
In all seriousness, I love the bonding time I get to spend with my little boy by breastfeeding. Nothing can compare to his eyes looking up at me which I can only sum up as being love. Or when he falls asleep during a feeding and I know that he is happy and full. Yes its hard but I know that these moments will fly by and there will come a time that I would give anything for my baby boy to be a baby again.
This haakaa is definitely number one! While breastfeeding you can suction this to your other breast and leave it. It will collect all of your drop down milk! Instead of it going to waste in breast pads or your night shirt store what you collect in the freezer! I would always have a couple just so one can always be close by
During those nighttime feedings I love to listen to audio books. Right now I love anything encouraging. Becoming Michelle Obama is what I’m listening to at the moment. I definitely recommend this book
This breastfeeding pillow provides great support and it allows for your arms to be rested from your babys heavy head. Especially during those long feeds. You will thank me later
Modest picture of my sweet baby on the boob!
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