This week’s Life With Levi breastfeeding blog hop is about Breastfeeding Celebrations.
Usually, I talk about the great things happening for Lil Man and I, so there is always something to celebrate with us. Today, I’d like to share a little bit a personal celebration I had when I tried to nurse Lil Miss A (before we realized that she had a milk issue and I had a soy issue).
Lil Miss A was decently interested in trying to nurse; however, the nurses at the hospital gave her a bottle and a pacifier relatively quickly. Being a single mom, I felt sort of helpless, so I didn’t demand that neither happened (like we did with Lil Man). My parents and friends were supportive of us trying, but the nurses weren’t too helpful and there was no access to an LC while I was in the hospital.
They did recommend this crazy shield that I had to apply before we tried to nurse. This little clear piece of rubber was a huge pain in the butt. If she was hungry, I had to whip it out, apply, then try to get her to latch. For the first two weeks, she didn’t really want to eat without it; however, I have to admit I did many a happy dance when she latched without it (by the end of our nursing time).
Sometimes, it’s the little things, like celebrating freedom from a shield or that I am able to say I did feed Lil Miss A for about four weeks. We worked through issues, and those are also quite worthy of celebration and recognition.
Nursing Mamas? What celebrations, big or small, did you have while breastfeeding your babes? Drop on by the blog hop and share!
3 thoughts on “Call it a Throwback–A Victory for Lil Miss A and Mama”
Congrats on your little victories! We also weaned from a shield – hard work, but totally worth it!
Totally worthy of celebration! I remember the nipple shield. Definitely a pain in the butt. It’s really awesome that you were able to breastfeed without it!
Thanks for sharing your story for this week’s Breastfeeding Blog Hop! Hope to see you back next week for our “Dumb Comments” week. (we’ll be talking about dumb things we’ve heard others say about breastfeeding)
I used a nipple shield too- pain in the butt, but I’m glad that I had one because my babe couldn’t latch without it. It’s also sooo great when you are able to feed without it, I agree!!!