I have grown to love breastfeeding. I hated it for the first two months, it was bearable for the next two, but by months four and five, something clicked and now I absolutely love it. I LOVE IT. I am so happy I stuck with it.
I thought breastfeeding would come naturally. I was wrong. It was really, really, really difficult in the beginning. Breastfeeding takes a lot of work. My nipples were sore for a solid two months. I think I had t.h.o's for that long as well. When it started getting cold outside I thought my boobies were going to fall off. They also felt this way when getting into the hot shower. It was great fun.
But now.. it's wonderful. Never thought I'd say it, but it's easy. I don't have to worry about bottles. It doesn't cost me anything to feed my child. I don't have to bring anything extra when I leave the house. I can easily comfort my baby within a split second.
(The mini face massages are an added bonus!)
What's the point of this post?
I'm here to tell you - don't give up! Get over the hurdle of the first few months and then it's smooth sailing. Holding your baby close and providing him or her with the world's #1 superfood is a really lovely feeling. Kinda magical really. I think I'm really going to be sad when it's all over.
Boobs. It's what's for dinner.