Jessica’s second breastfeeding story is a dozy!
When we have our second baby we think, well this has to be easier than the first time. Right? In Jessica’s case this was not true! Her breastfeeding story is powerful! Yes, those baby worries weren’t there (you rarely worry that you might accidentally kill your second baby like you do your first), you know the signs of a well fed baby, and your assessment at a glance (A quick look noting is this baby doing OK or not) skills are strong.
However, even though in Jessica’s breastfeeding story had so many issues for the first weeks (We won’t tell you what or how long problems when on, you have to listen to find out!) with time, support, and accurate medical information she prevailed and triumphed! Mid-March 2020, baby Caleb is nursing great and going strong and he is almost one year old!
It is hard to keep the faith that breastfeeding is designed to work. Having one issue after another makes it hard. Also, in Jessica’s case, in her breastfeeding story, things got worse before they got better! Her story is powerful. This is Part 1 and it leaves us in a darker place so if you are struggling you may want to wait until we release Part 2 as well that ends on a great note.
If you are struggling with breastfeeding you don’t (and often can’t) have to do it alone. We are so good at what we do. Often we are the second, third, fourth, or even, yes really, fifth lactation consultation that people have consulted with. Are we miracle workers? No. But with over 22 years of experience and being a total information nerd there is much we know that others don’t.