Friday, November 21, 2008

Another breast feeding post

I am not going to get into it too much, because 1) It's depressing; and 2) I feel so guilty.

But, I have learned a great deal in the past three months about breast feeding. How come no one ever told me it would be so difficult? I've sort of comes to terms with it now though...at least my baby got SOME b-milk the first 3 months of his life. And he will continue to get a little bit more each day until Mom can't take it anymore.

There are so many foods and herbs to eat, so many ways of pumping and latching, such specific "techniques" to encourage milk flow and have the baby suck properly.

I took it for granted that it would just work. My baby would come out of my womb and magically grab onto the breast and suck like there was no tomorrow. Little did we know!

I can't even blame my Mom or Mom in Law. They had no advice because in their time everything worked so smoothly. They had no idea of the concept of pumping, or Le Leche Leagues, or that a baby can have a weak sucking reflex and the Mom can have inverted nipples.

Okay, anyway. In the next post I'm going to get into the horrible medicine called Reglan.

2 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

awwww!! i wish i knew you before and could have told ya its NOT easy and does not come naturally to everyone!

sadly i didnt have anyone telling me that either!

and plese dont feel guilty! its such a waste of precious waste of what could otherwise have been positiuve emotions! :)

motherhood is a LOT more than maa ka doodh and dont let people tell you otherwise!

http://amateurabe.blogspot.com/2007/10/ultimate-booby-trap.html

it may be too late, but read it if you feel like!

and you are doing super job!

many hugs

abha

Me said...

Thanks for sharing your post, I read it and it totally makes sense!