–After nursing my first baby with no real issues, I went into nursing my second with the expectation of everything being so easy. My son started off as an amazing nurser, and I felt really good about it. By his second day of life however, he gave me more than one issue to deal with. I got really stressed out about him not eating, and thought about giving up.
Because of the support I had from my family, I pushed through. Partners do not realize that it is the little things they do that can make the most difference – bringing the baby to you, bringing you a drink, encouraging you. My family and my partner made the biggest difference, and now at almost 14 months old we are still going strong!
Some advice I have for new moms is this: It does get easier!
To read more about how your partner can support the breastfeeding mom, click HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
To read more about how the grandparents can support the breastfeeding mom, click HERE and HERE and HERE.