'Breastfeeding Myths Debunked' Day 8: Breastfeeding moms don't need support
Today we are debunking the myth that breastfeeding moms don't need support.
While breastfeeding a baby is natural and for some moms it comes easy, it's important that every mom has support. Many medical professionals are not experts when it comes to breastfeeding. They don't know how to help a mom who is experiencing problems.
Let me share my personal story with you. 9 1/2 years ago, I gave birth to my first son. I was set on breastfeeding him until he turned one. I managed to make it until he was about 2 months before I started to give up and supplemented formula-not thinking he was getting enough and because all he wanted to do was eat. Finally around 4 months, I gave up all together.
Fast forward 2 years and the birth of my second son. I didn't even attempt to breastfeed him. I just 'knew' from my experience with ds1, I'd never be able to deal with a toddler and nurse my newest little one. He received formula right from the start.
I found CafeMom (even before I became Cafe Jenn) and learned so much from the moms here. I have successfully nursed my daughter for the past year and we're still going strong. Without the support, I received in the past year from everyone here, I'm not sure we would have succeeded past the first couple of weeks.
Share your breastfeeding story. Where have you been able to find support?