The breast really is best!
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Joah, my precious son
When I found out that I was pregnant, I made the decision there and then that I would exclusively breastfeed because I knew that it was so beneficial for baby and such a fantastic bonding experience.
My son latched on immediately after birth, and all went well for the first few days. Then on about the fourth day, due to incorrect positioning on the breast, my nipples cracked. Every feed was excruciating, and I was in tears many times...I refused to give up and was determined to get through the pain, and I am so glad that I did. My nipples healed up within a couple of weeks, and it was so worth it!
Feeding is such an enjoyable experience now, and my son is getting all that he needs and picking up weight beautifully.
With the help and encouragement from my husband and doula, I managed to push through, and I will always remain very positive about exclusive breastfeeding.
Also, no sterilizing or having to prepare bottles...what a dream!