Struggling With Breastfeeding? Read This Amazing Post and Laugh and Learn!

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 12, 2010

This is the most beautiful, honest and encouraging post about breastfeeding I have read in months. Don’t be fooled by the title — this is an amazing post even for flat-chested girls like me!

Emily highlights what I always say: breastfeeding moms need more encouragement, support and resources — and a lot of patience, with themselves and the baby.

The painful misadventures of a well-endowed breast-feeder

If you are struggling with breastfeeding, don’t forget that there is a great resource to get your questions answered by an expert: Shari Criso’s weekly live shows where she answers all your questions — for free. Tune in every Monday.

Need answers NOW? Then check out my Breastfeeding page with tons of information and links I have collected.

Or tweet or e-mail me — seriously. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m always up :) I’m not a lactation expert, but if I can’t help you, I’ll find out who can.

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Erin November 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I have a low supply. I was diagnosed as such when my daughter, at 3 and a half months old, weighed a whopping ten ounces more than she had when she was born. I immediately started supplementing with donor breast milk (I don’t want to catch any hell for this, my daughter is already 14 months old and thriving well so obviously it worked for me) and taking various amounts of different herbs and medications to try to increase my supply. I fought tooth and nail to be able to nurse her at all, much less be able to continue past the first year mark.

The kicker of all of this? I, too, was a DD before I got pregnant. I exploded to a 38F when all of those pills worked. I have massive breasts, and yet, I didn’t (and don’t) make enough milk. People don’t get that the visible size of breasts does not necessarily denote the amount of breast TISSUE inside them.

I am so thrilled that everything worked out for her. It’s almost like people forgot to tell her that with your first child, you’re BOTH learning how to breast-feed… so of course it’s tough. :)


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