By: Kristy Kemp
Breastfeeding is beautiful, healthy, comforting, but lets be real, there are some parts to breastfeeding that suck, no pun intended. This list should work as a great reminder to all the breastfeeding mamas, to realize how much they go through to ensure their baby gets the best nutrition possible. I have to say despite the hard parts, it's definitely worth it!
1.) Engorged Boobs.
Waking up to gigantic boobs isn't always the greatest. They are hard, sometimes sore, and the letdown is strong, so sometimes I have to hand express some milk before feeding my baby or he'd drown in my milk. It's also not fun not being able to fit in my bras and when my boobs go back to regular size, my shirts stay stretched out, not a good look. People say, "Oh, but it's like you have a free boob job flaunt those boobies!" Ummm, I'm a sleep deprived mom, with a baby attached 24/7, and oh just the little fact that they are full of milk, and they spring leaks all throughout the day, oh yeah I feel soooo sexy, give me a break!
2.) Lopsided Boobs.
Yeah talk about a confidence drainer. My left boob is a D Cup while my right is a B Cup, so not a good look. My boobs are literally winking at people, not cool man.
Let me just say this, I wouldn't wish Mastitis on my worst enemy! The swelling, the pain, chills, it's miserable. Mastitis is not pretty and not fun and can really bring a mama down. I contemplated giving up completely a few times because I couldn't really function as a human being, much less a mom.