Gaining confidence Breastfeeding

Today we have another Guest Post from a mum who is sharing her real life experience of Breastfeeding….Written by Becky who blogs at http://www.themummyadventure.com/

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but it doesn’t always come naturally to us.  With both children I have had it easy, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been on a constant journey, learning all along the way.

I still remember the early weeks with Dylan, hiding in public toilets as I learnt how to latch him on properly, and panicking the whole time that I would walk out to a long queue of wheelchairs waiting to come in.  It took me weeks before I would feed Dylan in public and as soon as I mustered up the confidence, I discovered the handy feeding rooms located all over our local shopping centre.  By this point I had cracked it though, a muslin tucked into a bra strap, the layers to pull up and down and the art of eating cake as I fed (making the most of those extra calories I was allowed!)
When I had a second baby, that confidence was already there and luckily my little man took to breastfeeding as naturally as his brother had.  I saw no reason why my baby should feed in a smelly toilet and from the very first days, I have fed him wherever and whenever he is hungry.  I still prefer to cover up, but after feeding in front of mirror I am very aware of quite how big a baby’s head is and how much it covers!
It took me a few weeks to work out that a relaxed mum makes for a relaxed baby and breastfeeding is so much easier when you stop worrying about what anyone thinks.  It is the most natural thing in the world, so if it works for you then make sure you eat that extra slice of cake you are allowed!
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One thought on “Gaining confidence Breastfeeding”

  1. Wonderful read and I bet we all feel the same. I used to feel like I HAD to feed my little girl in the toilet but after reading stories like this it gave me the confidence to feed her whenever and wherever…..X

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