Today concludes World Breastfeeding Week 2020 so I thought it’ll be the perfect day to share my experience breastfeeding a newborn in 2020, during a pandemic.
I’m breastfeeding my 4th baby while it’s become something I can do in my sleep I still face challenges everyday. There are times where I want to just give up even though I produce enough milk, breastfeeding is a labor of love and some days I’m just tired. Tired of on-demand feedings, dressing specifically for nursing and lack of sleep.
Then I remember why I started and why I chose to breastfeed my baby.
Most people are aware of the nutritional benefits of breast milk but we often skip over health benefits for mom and emotional benefits for both.
Breastfeeding in the early weeks helps my body recover, shrinking my uterus back to normal size faster. When breastfeeding oxytocin is released it causes uterine contractions, which in turn can lead to reduction of postpartum bleeding. By breastfeeding, I’m lowering my risk of breast cancer.
There’s such a special bond that breastfeeding fosters and I can’t bring myself to give that up and every time I think about throwing in the towel I just look my sweet baby in his eyes as I hold him close.
I am collaborating with the 4th Trimester Project to talk about some of my motherhood experiences. You can can connect with me, read more about my experiences, and learn more about the 4th Trimester Project work at NewMomHealth.com.
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