Nursing your baby can look like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….but more often it looks like this

 

 

 

 

The reality is that breastfeeding is 10% sweet and 90% crazy, at least for me. Real breastfeeding is:

Pinching

Pounding

Titty Twisting

Tugging

Scratching

Popping off to stare around and expose you…then yelling at you because the boob is gone

Nipple damage

Biting (come one do they really need teeth this young?!)

Acrobatic nursing

Baby testing how far your nipples can stretch

Feeling absolutely touched out

Wondering if your breasts will ever be sexual objects again

Wondering if your breasts will ever stop being this strange shape

It’s pumping at work to keep up supply

It’s dealing with hot nursing covers

It’s nursing in strange places to get a little privacy

Why on Earth do we do it then?

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They didn’t warn you how hard it could be. They didn’t tell you about all the problems that could occur. They didn’t tell you it isn’t always this easy natural experience. Sometimes it’s hard and you have to fight to keep at it. And once you solve one thing a new issue or baby behavior will crop up. Breastfeeding is tough but worthwhile. Like many other women I just wish I’d been prepared and it would’ve saved a lot of tears,

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