It's Okay To Dislike Breastfeeding Sometimes!

Here is a little secret, I won't tell if you don't. It's okay to not love breastfeeding ALL the time. It's okay to get frustrated after being bit, scratched, & slapped for the fifth time since you sat down for that one feed. It's okay to cry in the bathroom because you feel like a human cow and feel like the pressure is all on you to make sure to keep your little human nourished. It's okay to look forward to the day when your little one no longer needs your boob for food & comfort. It's okay to not like breastfeeding in public all the time because of a bad experience you had from the time before, and now whenever you go out in public, you hope to make it home before baby needs to eat again. It doesn't make you a horrible mother for not loving your breastfeeding experience ALL THE TIME. People feel like if they share their frustrations or dare vent about breastfeeding, that they are somehow failing as a breastfeeding mother, and the truth is it's perfectly normal and in fact healthy to talk about your frustrations because chances are someone else is going through the exact same thing! 

I think many women feel like they are "doing it wrong" because maybe they don't find their whole breastfeeding experience joyful and the hard cold truth is some parts of breastfeeding bites, literally. A lot of moms fear their biting nursling and that is a valid and logical fear. Here is my girl Ashley Wright from Ms. Wrights Way take on biting and breastfeeding.

Then you have the nursling that likes to pinch you, slap you, and pull your hair and while it can be cute and funny sometimes it could be annoying and that doesn't mean you love your baby any less, for not loving those moments. 

If your nursling seems to be focused on your hair and face while nursing I recommend wearing a Nursing/Teething necklace from The Vintage Honey Shop!! In this video it will show you how the nursling is no longer trying to pinch and poke at mama, but instead grabbing and playing with the Necklace!

Maybe you're having supply issues and you feel devastated and it discourages you to continue on. Don't give up mama that is when you need support the most! 

It's okay to Dislike Breastfeeding Sometimes!

Sometimes it sucks when you have to pick out outfits out based on how easy you can nurse in them. Sometimes the milk stained stretched out shirt look gets old. I feel you on that. It's definitely okay to dislike your breastfeeding wardrobe. 

Nevertheless please do not keep your struggles inside or feel like you shouldn't talk about them because that is when you need support the most! Moms who get support breastfeed longer!


Kristy Kemp

My name is Kristy Kemp. I created Breastfeeding Mama Talk back in September 2012. My motivation behind creating Breastfeeding Mama Talk was to be that support system for breastfeeding mothers around the world.