My confession: The real reason why I didn't exclusively breastfeed.
My 1st son I only BF up til like 3 weeks because he was so hungry 24/7. I would BF him for over an hour each time I swear and he would fall asleep and then 10 mins later he would wake up and eat again and this was all the time. He barely ever slept.
With my 2nd son he was fine he BF fine and not too much but he did dry out my nipples.
But the real reason why i didnt exclusively BF longer then that is because I never ever felt comfortable in front of people whipping out my boob to BF. IDK I was so uncomfortable. Even in front of my mom, or the nurses that thought me. I always felt weird and like I was naked and people were staring at me and there was no was no way I was going to BF in public when I was not comfortable in my own body. I was always a shy/timid girl . I never showed any skin, I never wore short shorts or showed of my breasts , IDK I guess I just felt like I was gonna be looked at weird. That is the real reason why I never exclusively BF. I felt i was always going to be looked at sexually :(
i was molested as a little girl and I think that made me so insecure about my own body and still am to this day.