When I was originally nervous about whether I’d be able to keep up, another pumping mom at my job gave me her perspective.
My daughter is eight now. She suffers from allergies; some food and some environmental.
I remember seeing a phone number for La Leche League on a pamphlet, but no one ever told me what La Leche League was or how it could help me.
I never would have been able to work and nurse my babies if it weren’t for that IBCLC!
This is how I began. I set a date when I would begin the battle and then set out to get everything ready.
I kept pumping everyday, and each day I kept seeing more filling the bottle.
I would let her try and while she wanted to nurse, she had a heck of a time getting any milk out.
Like many mothers, I knew that breastmilk was best but assumed that formula was just about as good.
I breastfed my first daughter Carla for three months, and it was sheer hell
It sounds simple doesn’t it? Yet I have seen so many moms whose babies have looked healthy, nursed well, met developmental milestones one right after the other and have lost all confidence in breastfeeding due to someone telling them that…