We hear a lot about how wonderful and magical and beautiful breastfeeding is. We hear about the benefits to mom and baby, the cost effectiveness, and the incredible bond it can form.
What we don't often hear about or talk about is how challenging it can really be. We don't hear about the sleepless nights, the cracked nipples, being attached to your kid 24/7 through a growth spurt.
We believe and amplify the glamour, but shy away from the messy.
Well, I'm here to tell you that if breastfeeding was or is a challenge for you, you are not alone!
Doulas of Orange County recently posted the following picture on our Instagram feed and the response was surprising to say the least.