Thank you to Nature’s One for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Two things that have rocked my world since becoming a mom are 1) mom guilt and 2) mom shaming. And one of the things that surprises me most is that these two go hand-in-hand when it comes to how a mom chooses to feed her baby. I was clueless to the pressure many moms feel to breastfeed and to the fact that many moms have a difficult time maintaining a milk supply, getting their baby to latch, and all of the other issues that can pop up when nursing.
Another thing that surprised me? How HARD breastfeeding can be. It’s exhausting. It felt complicated. And it was painful. And even the stigma around saying it’s hard, or that you don’t like it, continue to amaze me. Let’s all admit this: fed is best. Yes, breast milk is amazing — but so is a mama’s sanity and baby’s health. If you’re stressed and baby isn’t getting enough to eat, then you’re comprising both of these important things.