As a new mom, first time in general or first time breastfeeding, it’s pretty normal to question the process and to question your body. I think just about every mother does it at some point or another. I still find my self wondering from time to time if this or that is normal. If you do this, I promise you, you aren’t alone!
When my son was born I got in touch with my lactation consultant atleast 7 or 8 times the first week. She always reassured me until the next “problem” in which i would reach out again and she would tell me everything was fine. Why as a new mother do we do this to ourselves? Why question something your body knows how to do naturally?
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I went the whole pregnancy with no doubt in my mind that I would do it naturally without the aid of an epidural but low and behold I was convinced that I would not be able to “handle the pain” and was told I would need an epidural. I let someone take control of my body and my fate. When she was born I was told she needed supplemented formula for no good reason and therefore ultimately led to my breastfeeding journey demise. Had I just let my body do what it knows how to do, and not allow others to dictate my success perhaps things would have been different.
So this post serves as a friendly reminder to not stress over the little things and to let your body do its job, to enjoy this precious and short time with your baby. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking you need to boost your supply, make more milk, you cabt handle the pain, you need to feed more often or the baby needs to gain more weight. I promise you, your doing the best you can do and the best for your baby, let that be enough.