Top Tips For a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Disclaimer: Let me just start off by defining success in breast-feeding: Reaching your own personal goal. Newsflash, FED IS NOT BEST. This phrase gaslights new moms, and completely glosses over any disappointment they may feel at unmet expectations. BREAST IS NOT BEST. Not very mother wants to breastfeed, and she shouldn’t be held to another…

My Breastfeeding Journey

Whether or not to breastfeed is something every expectant mother thinks about. Just over 80% of mothers leave the hospital with the intention to breastfeed, but less then half are still exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months. Like many first time moms, I heard breastfeeding was “natural”, but I had no idea how challenging a biologically…

Becoming a Mother

This might surprise you, but I did not want to be a mother. At least not yet. I always dreamed of having kids, sure. I even thought it might be nice to have them young. But when I found out I was pregnant I was devastated. My husband and I had just gotten married three…