Breast Feeding

I feel that this is a very important subject to touch on as a mother. It’s one of the biggest decisions you make right off the bat and that is breast feeding. You’re really unclear on what direction that your body will take during breast feeding as far as me I was keeping an open mind. All the women in my family breast fed and they all spoke very highly about it. I was always told it’s the best thing that you can do for your baby. My sister who has a set of twins said that it was the best thing for her at night because of instead of getting up to make a bottle she would just put them on the boob and they would fall back to sleep and of course sleep is major when it comes to being a new mom and new born.  

Personally, I really want to breast feed and people would ask me “Coco can you really breast feed with implants?” so first let me break that down since so many people been asking me. If you have been reading my blog you know I got my first set of boob implants when I was 18 years old, my incision is located under my boob (Incision is where the implant is placed) some go through the arm pit, others through the belly button but a popular way is through the nipple. All those I just named are new ways to do the incision but since I got my boobs done back in the day the only option I had was pretty much under the boob so that’s where my scar is. My doctor always told me that if I plan to have a baby someday that my incision would not interfere with breast feeding. He also told me that breast augmentation that are done through the nipple could cause a problem with breast feeding, so I felt a little more confident that breastfeeding could go my way if I ever decided to have a baby but I wouldn’t know for sure until I had a baby, now since I knew that my implants wouldn’t stand in my way it was all up to my body whether or not it would produce milk and this you won’t find out until a week after you give birth. Yes, that first week is when all your questions will be answered as for me I got lucky once again. The first thing nurses do in the hospital after you give birth is they concentrate on the baby to see if the baby even latches on to the breast. The nurses give you tips with breast feeding and they tell you to be patient with breast feeding as all babies doesn’t latch right away and this can be very frustrating if the baby don’t latch on to the nipple and can result in whether or not you will decide to breast feed or not. Chanel latched on to my breast instantly and maybe this was because I had awesome nurses as teachers but can I just say though, the first week of breast feeding was a hard thing to go through, it was hell. My nipples felt like they were going to fall off, it hurt so bad, they bled a little then scabbed, just to touch them I felt like crying but after I say all of that in the end it was all worth it. Everybody kept telling me to hold on through the first week and it will get better. I have to be honest I almost gave up, I thought (Well maybe this isn’t meant for me)but I kept going, I brought nipple cream and used after every feeding and it helped a lot, I also brought a home breast pump which also helped a lot, I didn’t see any milk the first 6 days and I was getting worried but the pump helped me produced the milk faster. It felt amazing when I finally saw actual milk being pumped, I felt like a true mother, I also can’t explain the feeling when you look down and see your baby needing you and then holding your boob with their tiny little hand gulping down with their strong little jaw it’s wonderful and I love it. I will probably cry when I have to eventually stop breast feeding. With Chanel since she was born on the small side (5.7lbs) they just wanted me to supplement her with formula, so I used instant similac and I give her small amounts during the day along with breast milk. I’m not on a certain schedule with Chanel, I just feed her whenever she’s hungry which is about every 2/3 hours a day this works for me and the sleeping arrangement is going great just as my sister said it would. I don’t get up much at night, she sleeps with Ice and I and pretty much uses her c- sleeper which sits right next to my bed. FYI the co-sleeper is awesome for women who breast feed. This is awesome for women who are breastfeeding. I can watch her close to make sure she’s alright throughout the night. Well Chanel use to start off the beginning of the night in her co sleeper and in the middle of the night she would need a diaper changed so after changing her all I would have to do is pop her on my boob and we would both go back to sleep. Doing it this way only disturbed my sleep for 5 minutes out of the night then the rest of the night she would sleep with both of us for the duration of the night. Chanel doesn’t cry, she wiggles and her wiggles alert me to know that she needs something otherwise she sleeps with me throughout the night and I will actually sleep as long as she got the boob. As for Ice is a hard sleeper he wouldn’t wake up if the house was on fire. 

As I write this blog she’s only 3 months. She uses less of the co sleeper and more of my bed and no I’m not concerned about habits forming, I will worry about that later, right now I love that we’re developing a strong bond with her that’s too precious for me. To end this post I will write on this breast feeding subject again later down the road when she either gets older or I have to stop but I will keep you posted about my feelings. But just know, don’t give up, the first week of breast feeding is going to be painful but when you get through it, it’s like giving your child liquid gold, it’s so good for them and I did so much research and the antibodies that they get from the milk is endless so push forward.

One Response to Breast Feeding

  1. Nice post, 100% agree with this line – “I feel that this is a very important subject to touch on as a mother.”

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