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Breastfeeding a baby is not just a duty. But it is an experience and satisfaction.
I still remember the day when my baby entered my hospital room in my husband’s arm. That feeling can’t be explained when you see your baby first time after carrying for nine months in your womb.
And just after 20 minutes, I breastfed my child for the first time. Apart from all the pain, you just feel the connection with the baby once they suckle the milk from the breast.
It is the moment that can’t be taken by mother, a moment filled with pride.
And frankly speaking, the lactation phase is not easy at all. The time when you are already in a feeble body post-delivery, the nipples are swollen because of baby bites and there are many sleepless nights.
You need someone to be with you emotionally. And that role in my life was played by my husband. When I would wake up at night to breastfeed, he supported me by taking care of the baby after feeding to make him fall asleep again.
It didn’t make a huge difference in my sleeping time but it always made me feel that I am not alone. And this is what you – need emotional support.
When I was breastfeeding many times my milk was not sufficient for the baby. That was so depressing. But then my mother made me understand that it’s totally fine. I can try my best, but it is not in my hands.
Being mothers, we try to give our best to our children. But you don’t need to succeed all the time. And mothers always have a backup plan. So never hesitate to use your plan-B.
Because with the “New Born Baby” a woman is also a “New Born Mother”.
A quote by La Leche League which inspired me-
“Breastfeeding is a natural act, but it is also an art that is learned every day. The reality is that almost all women can breastfeed, have enough milk for their babies and learn how to overcome problems of all magnitudes. It is nearly always simply a matter of practical knowledge and not a question of good luck.”
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