Traumatic Breastfeeding Experience

One important milestone of parenthood that became so traumatic for us was breastfeeding. Breastfeeding or nursing is the feeding of babies or children with mother’s milk. The health benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mother are widely known by many. Despite some occasional negative feedback by others, there is no doubt in our minds that it is the best option for babies.

As first-time parents this is as much as we know. Little do we know that nursing is not at all that easy.

Surely it is not easy and we’ve learnt enormously the HARD WAY as we went along the journey of parenthood.


Our traumatic experience

Nursing our first born was agonizing especially during the first few weeks. While in the hospital my breasts were extremely hard and painful. Milk wasn’t coming out. My daughter was crying her eyes out of frustration and hunger. It went on like this for 6 days, my nipples were sore and bleeding. We were emotionally distressed, drained, and exhausted. So we decided to sneak in formula milk just to feed our baby.

The weeks that followed my breasts were still too bruised. And because we are firm believers of the benefits of mother’s milk, breast pumping was the best option. Even with this, it was still trial and error before we found the right breast pump. Had I known that it is not that simple I would have checked out best breast pump reviews. This would have saved us the time and money.

In this age of information this kind of dilemma shouldn’t have been a bother. For Mommies-to-be, the internet is inundated with helpful information and tips from experts and experienced mothers to ease problems some mothers are experiencing in their journey as parents.

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6 thoughts on “Traumatic Breastfeeding Experience

  1. Truly, though, even that I can’t really relate about breastfeeding, but I can really feel your struggle on this. I hope that everything will come close to getting out from this situation. In times like this, expert will take place. Take care always.

  2. Some people will never realize the pain mothers have to go through, and this is just one of those examples. I’m sorry to hear about the experience but I wholeheartedly agree with the long-term benefits of prioritizing breastfeeding.

  3. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had some problems breastfeeding. It sounds like you are getting there with your breast pump and you make a great point that with this era of social media and the internet there really should be more help out there

    1. Social media is certainly a great source of information. Parents nowadays are luckier in this sense.

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