Monday, July 21, 2014

My Breastfeeding Mantra: A Breastfeeding Carnival Post Day 4

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about your breastfeeding mantra. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th-31st!  

When breastfeeding (is) was hard with Roxy I remember that I have successfully breastfed two other children and that this is what my body was made to do.  I used that mantra in labor as well.  At times I turn to my leader materials and have turned to a new book I obtained, Supporting Sucking Skills (This is an affiliate link-purchasing through this link gives a small portion of the sale to me to help support buying homeschooling books for my children, thanks!).    I always come back to telling myself that breastfeeding is normal and that my body was made to nourish my baby.

In exhausted times I try to remember to eat extra protein and get my feet up as much as possible.  In LLL we have a saying: "Don't stand when you can sit, don't sit when you can lay down!  At least get your feet up!"  Even after successfully breastfeeding two other children weird and new things happen and some things I have forgotten so I still have difficult times.  Sometimes I get really frustrated but when I get my head straight I remember to tell myself that this is what I dreamed of and this is what I'm meant to do!

Do you have a breastfeeding mantra when things are tough?

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