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  1. Anahi
    April 5, 2019 @ 6:33 pm

    Hello, Mother of 3 all under 9 years, I was never good a breastfeeding. I will never forget when my oldest my Daughter was born in 2009 and was early she came at 35 weeks and had to stay in the NICU for one week the longest week ever. The lactation nurses were super pushy I felt so pressured I had to pump to bring her milk and all I was pumping was and ounce and a half if that. She wouldn’t could latch on since she was early so o pumped for about a month or so and all I ever got was if any thing and ounce or two with both breast!! This how it was with all of my kids, but by the 2 & 3 child I didn’t care what people thought I did what I needed to do for me and my children. I will never understand stand the bashing and pressuring for women to breastfeed some of us really can’t its part of who we are.

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    • Amy
      April 6, 2019 @ 2:14 am

      I agree there definitely is a stigma associated with breastfeeding. The important thing is you tried and you recognized your limits.
      Thanks for reading.

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  2. Christine
    April 5, 2019 @ 5:18 pm

    I can relate in some ways. With my first I didn’t have the support at all that I needed so I gave up writhing the first week due to not having any help or knowing what I was even doing, then my second came along and I was devoted to do it this time and I did so I struggled here and there and I had to supplement with formula because I wasn’t producing enough for my baby so that really hurt that I wanted to do this so bad and I couldn’t even produce enough for my baby, we made it through and lasted 15 months before we both decided to end our journey and then with my third we are 4 months and still going strong as some days are better than others I am producing enough to satisfy him and for a little supply in the freezer not as much as I would still want but a start and all that anxiety does get the better of us during this journey and it is a tough road. We as moms know what is best and fed is best no matter what!

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    • Amy
      April 6, 2019 @ 2:12 am

      Christine, that is great! I wish it didn’t have such a hold on how we value ourselves when we can’t make enough. It seems each time you get more confident and have more success. Breastfeeding is SO healthy. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Patrice
    April 5, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    I’m so glad you put this out there! So may people don’t like to talk about how hard it is, but it’s ok to say, “I tried and it’s not working for me!”

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    • Amy
      April 5, 2019 @ 3:41 pm

      It definitely didn’t come easy for me.
      Thanks for commenting Patrice.

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  4. Laura Jafarkhani
    April 5, 2019 @ 1:49 pm

    Breastfeeding is definitely not easy for most. I recently did a post on how fed is best. There is such a stigma about formula. With my first I felt like a failure introducing formula but the reality was my supply has never been enough with all three of my boys so I had to supplement. It was important that they were fed. Hormones are crazy!

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    • Amy
      April 5, 2019 @ 3:43 pm

      Laura, I wish I would have realized sooner that was the reason I was so emotional. Identifying would have made a difference for myself and those around me instead of feeling crazy lol.

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  5. Liz
    April 5, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    I like how you worded this. I felt the same way about breastfeeding. It was overwhelming with being a working mom in sales. I only did it for a month. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Amy
      April 5, 2019 @ 3:43 pm

      Thanks Liz, it is nice to know other moms felt this way.

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