I was able to breastfeed until I got pregnant again, when my son was 14 months. The second time around I went on Domperidome right away, and everything went a lot smoother.Struggling with breastfeeding is not fun. I firmly believe that a well fed baby is a happy baby, and it is a devastating feeling that you are starving your baby. I wish I had asked for help earlier with my son, I wish I had gone on Domperidome sooner, and I wish I had gone to classes or drop in to talk about my struggles. However I learned from my first mistakes and fixed them for my second child.
The other day I was volunteering in my daughter's JK classroom. Meeting the another mother outside the door, we were talking about her youngest (how he was more challenging then her first). Then in a low whisper she confessed not enjoying breastfeeding, and how it had been a struggle. She was elated that I had felt the same with my son. Breastfeeding can be challenging. It can also be wonderful. It can also be taxing, and exhausting. Having other moms around to talk to, helps a lot. It makes you feel less alone, and you can share the feelings(that chances are at least mom is feeling). Make sure you get the help you need. There is a link to Ottawa breastfeeding sources in our links.
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