My Expectation vs. Reality of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was what I looked forward to the most when I was pregnant with my now three-month old son. With my 8-year-old son, a few hurdles prevented me from having the magical breastfeeding experience I ached for (read previous post). For that reason, when I had a new opportunity to redo all that went so […]

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The Inability to Breastfeed Does Not Make You An Inadequate Mother

Not all babies prefer breast milk I am currently expecting my second child, and if I can go back to 8 years ago and talk to my 23 year-old self I would say, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” I was devastated that my first child refused to be breastfed, or even get close enough […]

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