As most of you know and if you don’t I have a little baby. Her name is Lily. My husband and I tried for many years for another child and we had our baby girl March 4th. We feel so blessed! We struggled with years of infertility. When I had my daughter Anna who is now 8 we struggled as well to have her but she’s here and is amazing. Well, with Anna I never produced enough to be able to exclusively breastfeed… Why am I talking about this? Well, I’m getting to it. heheh I felt like a giant failure with my first baby because my body just wouldn’t produce enough milk for her.
As it’s nearing the end of breast feeding awareness month I have so many things to say. So, feeling like a giant failure with my first baby I was determined to nurse my second baby. Absolutely determined. I somewhat felt cheated with Anna and post partum hit me like a rock. Oh my gosh, yes, I’m talking about post partum! said no woman ever….. lol
With Lily, a friend of mine told me about a medicine that has helped her nurse her babies. I didn’t want to try it because I just wasn’t sure about it. But a few weeks in after I had Lily my supply just wasn’t there. We had to supplement with formula and I was starting to go down that path of feeling like a failure with my baby. I so badly wanted to nurse her and so I asked my friend again what it was that she took. Believe me, this was my last resort. I’ve tried fenugreek, go lacta, brewers yeast, I tried power pumping, pumping after every feed etc and the list goes on and on….
I bought the domperidone and oh my goodness I was able to exclusively nurse! I couldn’t believe it. I’ve had other mom’s ask me what I use and I’m not saying it’s the cure all of everything but it’s literally the only thing that has allowed me to nurse my baby for almost 6 months.
A few weeks ago we took the girls to the county fair. We were at the fair for a good 5 hours and I had to nurse Lily. I have shied away from nursing her in public because of all sorts of things… insecurities, not wanting anyone to see me but I had to feed my baby. While, I was feeding her she started to just look up at me and I took a photo.
Because, absolutely nothing was showing I decided to post it on facebook. With in twenty minutes someone decided to report it as nudity. I had over 400 likes on my image too. But someone reported it as nudity which there was nothing. If I hadn’t said that I was nursing you would have thought it was my arm!
Well, since then I had decided to combat that one negative and offer to do nursing mini sessions… I am so proud to be a nursing mama. Believe me, I know nursing isn’t for everyone and I get that. I totally understand both sides of bottle or breast. I bottle fed my first baby and breastfeed Lily. Either way I love my babies but I’ve found now that I’m older that nursing to me is very special. Maybe I hold it even more dear to me because I couldn’t nurse Anna.
So, today I had my first breastfeeding mini session and I am in love with the images.
Thank you so much Clara for choosing to come to me for these images. I feel so passionately about these images with your babies. The time goes so fast and you want to cherish it forever.
This is what Clara said when I posted one of her images on facebook!
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