I always feel excited when someone asks about my experience as a new mother and the beautiful journey of breastfeeding. I still remember the day my angel came in my arms and my gynecologist advised me to breastfeed him for the first time. With skeptical thoughts in my mind as I was surrounded by doctors who helped me deliver baby S were right next to me. Luckily baby S latched well and things seemed perfect except for the little discomfort that came along with this experience.
Initially, all seemed perfect however after a few days the sore nipples, sleepless nights, and hormonal imbalance took a toll on my health. Luckily my husband gained knowledge about this journey of a new mother and the challenges faced by me. He instantly suggested to express breastfeed so that he too can bottle feed our baby S when I take rest.
This is a phase when a new mother should never try to be perfect as you are still learning, and help is always just a call away. Breastfeeding is a journey that can be made beautiful with the support of family members and the support of a husband. It’s not a role restricted to a mother however fathers too can be equally supportive.
Disclaimer: This is just a way to express my feelings and experiences. The thoughts may differ from individual to individual which is perfectly normal. However, the only intent of writing this blog was to make new parents aware that now the myths of breastfeeding being called just a mother’s job can be set aside and both parents can equally be a part of this journey. The benefits of breastfeeding are known by all however the challenges are often faced by the mothers alone. The bonding journey between a mother and a baby can often be stressful too and proper support makes it a memorable experience.
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