If there are any gentlemen readers out there, this will not be nearly as entertaining a post as you might hope. You have been warned.
At the hospital, I felt pretty fortunate that Miles seemed to take to breastfeeding pretty easily. I was worried that he wasn’t getting enough food, but the pediatrician on call was very encouraging and I left the hospital feeling good and ready to continue.
Being his father’s son, it wasn’t long before Miles decided that he wanted to eat more and more often. And the trouble began. I’d like to consider myself a pretty strong woman, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say breastfeeding quickly become one of the most painful things I’d ever experienced–and I JUST GAVE BIRTH!
Without going into too much detail, there were in fact blood, sweat, and tears. I read that I should stick it out, but I threw in the towel after two weeks. Both my sister and I were formula-fed, and we turned out okay! It’s a little hit on our budget, but SO worth it.
Editor’s Note: For another perspective, check out THIS post on Vivian4Kids.