With my first daughter I exclusively breastfed for six months, it was easy– great latch, good eater, good sleeper. I had hoped to continue breastfeeding longer, however I got struck with horrible postpartum depression that just pulled me away. I eventually chose to switch her to bottles. I now have my second beautiful 6 month old daughter, who has always been exclusively breastfed, and I plan to continue for many more months to come. This time around it wasn’t as easy, though. From not sleeping, to having mastitis nearly 10 times, and irregular feedings, I absolutely refuse to give up. I feel it’s the most empowering feeling (next to giving birth) knowing you are the main source of your baby’s life.
Story By: Michelle M.