Breastfeeding Stories

Every mom who breastfed her baby has breastfeeding stories to tell. Breastfeeding stories describe the hard moments moms have been gone through when they first tried to breastfeed and the joy moments when they succeeded.

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Beyond the wonderful experience, breastfeeding is the best thing mother does for herself and for her baby. For extra details please see The Advantages of Breastfeeding.

Occasionally though, sometimes due to medical reasons for the mother, or just by personal choice, some new mothers and their medical team, do determine that breastfeeding can not be utilized for their baby's daily nutrition. In this situation, learning the advantages, and possible disadvantages, is very important if a formula-based diet will be initiated to prevent possible infant allergies or even discomfort to the newborn's ongoing health.
My first breastfeeding experience was twenty four hours after Cesarean Section. At first I tried to breastfeed by myself but my baby who was sleepy did not open his mouth. It took me an hour to wake him up and to latch him onto my breast.

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The second time I tried to breastfeed him I asked for a lactation consultant at the hospital. It is difficult to breastfeed after a Cesarean Section and I needed to find the right position so the baby could latch onto my breast. After getting the consultant instructions I was practicing breastfeeding for two hours.

The first days of breastfeeding are very difficult because you still feel pain in every part of your body and you are exhausted, but I was determined to succeed so I didn't let myself stop.

The problems started when I came home. I continue to breastfeed as I did at the hospital. I thought I succeeded to breastfeed and felt down when I realized that the baby had lost weight.

At that point I understood that I needed help. I called La Leche League
and they sent a lactation consultant to my home. It was so funny, the consultant demonstrated how to breastfeed on a doll. She then watched how I was breastfeeding and explained where I made mistakes. She encouraged me to keep on trying and breastfeed my baby more frequently even if I felt pain. From this point everything went well, my baby gained weight which was the sign that I succeeded to breastfeed him. In addition to that, my breasts became tender and my nipples had healed.

I continued to breastfeed and enjoyed every moment.
I breastfed my three kids and still breastfeeding my six old months baby.
I invite you to read some breastfeeding tips that will give you the best start possible.

Tell Other Moms About your Breastfeeding Experience

When moms share their breastfeeding story, it inspires and encourages other moms to consider breastfeeding.
If you would like have your story published here to be shared with other breastfeeding mothers create your own web page and add a picture if you want.
I am sure your story will provide the encouragement and inspiration that mom need for the journey.

What other moms have said

The following heartfelt stories were submitted by mothers from across the world.

Lactose Intolerant 
Leandro was born by c-section because he was on breech position. I read everything I could to be ready to breastfeed my baby immediately. So after the …

My story about overcoming struggles 
My story is probably one of thousands out there, filled with heartache and joy. For me breastfeeding was a goal that I thought would be easy to achieve. …

Our Story - Persistence! 
I wanted a completely nn-medicated birth so that Tori wouldn’t be sleepy when she was born and could nurse right away. I ended up having to have a low …

My seven month old breastfeeding 
Hi my name is Melissa I am a mother of 2 boys. I breastfed my older son for 5 months while supplementing with formula. I was a first time mom and had …

Best Fed Babies 
Hi Sarit Laurie Haessly's love of babies drew her to the field of lactation where she has been helping and supporting breastfeeding mothers for over …

Two babies in 2 years, Amiodarone, Travel, but still did it! 
I was pregnant with my first daughter in 2008. I knew I wanted to breastfeed even before I was pregnant. My mom breastfed my sisters and I. I really …

Breastfeeding after a c-section: this is possible! 
My pregnancy was wonderful: I never had nausea, was feeling great all the times, was exercising until my last month (mostly swimming)... but baby didn't …

Still Going Strong even after 9 Months!!  Not rated yet
So, I had written a story on here several months back regarding my problems with BF my 2nd Baby Girl and her cow's milk protein intolerance and our struggles …

Tips for Sticking with Breastfeeding Not rated yet
A friend recently asked me if I had any tips for breastfeeding as long as possible. Here is a list of the things that I have found out in the past year …

My Breastfeeding Story - So Far Not rated yet
Before my son was born, I was determined to breastfeed. I took a breastfeeding class offered by my hospital. I bought books and a breast pump. I read lots …

Breastfeeding and Jewelry Not rated yet
When my daughter Ellie was born, I was so horribly under prepared for the challenges of nursing her that it was truthfully the single worst element of …

Breastfeeding with Love - Ask a lactation consultant! Not rated yet
Hi Sarit, I wanted to take a moment before I start my day to speak to you about the benefits of breastfeeding. I have been blessed to have breastfed eight …

Sore, Small, Tired, and Intolerant..... = SUCCESS Not rated yet
I didn't have much luck BF my 1st daughter 10 yrs ago, for starters I was young and thought it would be "easy"...ha. I didn't get her to the breast until …

A Precious Gift From Mama To Baby Not rated yet
"Will you breastfeed your baby?" I was often asked this question when I was about to give birth to my first baby. "Oh yes, maybe for 8 months." I replied …

Breastfeed confidently with Rooti Tooti Not rated yet
Rooti Tooti began when my daughter, Esmé, was born. I had always been determined to Breastfeed and having got the hang of it at home, the next step was …

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Having twins? With patients and determination breastfeeding twins is possible and is achieved by many mothers who even give birth prematurely.

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