Tuesday 3 August 2021

Breastfeeding week

 It's breastfeeding week, so I thought id share a little post on my and Bea's journey so far.

At the end of the week, we will have reached our 6-month goal, I'm so pleased I decided to crack on after my 3-month wobble.

3 months into our journey, I was sore, I was tired, I didn't really know what I wanted and kept comparing Bea to my fogged up memories of the boys at her age.
I got Jon to buy the whole bottle feeding kit, steriliser, pack of pretty bottles, formula, and a bottle brush.
I cried in Tescos whilst staring at the box of formula thinking I had failed.
I was completely hormonal and overtired.
Bea had one bottle and then never took another one.

I battled on as ever since Noah I have always wanted to be able to breastfeed longer than two months.
Every pregnancy I've had it has been my goal to do so.
Each time I have either given up when things got hard, or I just couldn't do it.

So to find with Bea that I could, I decided to give it another shot and get through that 3rd month.
We did it and I haven't looked back since.

Bea is thriving, she is settling more, I am getting more rest and we are working like a well-oiled machine.
Now Bea is starting to wean I was asked if I thought id stop breastfeeding her, I really don't see why I would stop when she's doing well, it's a lot less fuss for me to give her my breast than a bottle and I'm producing what she needs.

Bea will feed from me until she decides to self wean off me.

I am pleased I have reached my silver boob milestone and I'm looking forward to the next six months.

Though I am please I have managed to breastfeed Bea, I have always believed fed is best.
I formula fed all the boys and they thrived and have turned out just fine.
However, you feed your baby is right and that is all that really matters.

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