Before having a newborn, I was in denial about breastfeeding. Almost everyone who has breastfed their newborn more than a few weeks have told me that it’s tough, but I was still naive enough to think that it wouldn’t be so hard. It’s what women have been doing for thousands of years before the invention of formula, so how hard could it be? Oh how wrong I was. I now am a believer when women say breastfeeding is tough.
I wanted to share my experience with breastfeeding and say that it does get better! The first couple of weeks was pretty tough and I know I was complaining a lot to my friends about it, but thankfully they were great and the ones who did successfully breastfeed were wonderful at cheering me on and convincing me to stick with it. Although I’m definitely in the pro-breastfeeding camp, I completely understand why some women need to use formula.