Breastfeeding: The Most Unnatural Natural Thing in the World

5 thoughts on “Breastfeeding: The Most Unnatural Natural Thing in the World”

  1. Thank you for this article. No one tells you how hard breastfeeding really is. I had no idea that I would cry as much or have as much pain with breastfeeding as I did. I was in so much pain that I was feeling anger and resentment toward my baby every time she got hungry. And it is possible to have infections even when the doctor says you don’t. I had burning nipple pain for 3 months and was treated for thrush with no success. I was about to give up breastfeeding when I got mastitis, an infection that is actually recognised. The antibiotics for mastitis were the only thing that helped my nipple infection that didn’t exist. I supplemented with formula from day 1 because of infant hypoglycemia from a difficult delivery. I still wind up giving about 1 bottle a week when my milk production won’t keep up with her demand. There is no shame in formula. Nursing still is uncomfortable at 4 months old. But at least now it bearable.

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