I think we can all admit that breastfeeding is no walk in the park for most mums.
That is why we are seriously celebrating Leah, who recently posted Leah posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby, and also decided to share with her followers a simple truth.
"Breastfeeding is hard. It's really, really hard," she wrote in this raw and honest post on Instagram.
Leah continued, explaining to her followers why breast feeding is a struggle: "The uncertainty, second guessing, responsibility, commitment, discomfort... just to name a few."
Ok, I'm going to say it for us all. Breastfeeding is hard. It's really, really hard. Sometimes I can't even explain what makes it so difficult. The uncertainty, second guessing, responsibility, commitment, discomfort...just to name a few. We trusted our bodies to grow our babies for 9 months and now we have to trust our body to supply the nourishment for our babes growth & development. Talk about pressure Breastfeeding is full of unanswered questions. You truly don't know what's going on down there. Too much? Too little? Too intense? Not enough hindmilk? Not enough time? Plugged duct? Mastitis? WTF!!! As if it wasn't hard enoughAnd of course the biggest way to know if you're oing well is if the baby is gaining weight...great, let me just whip out my handy dandy baby scale..But, even with all of that. We all so desperately want to survive and push through. We so badly wat to have our baby thrive. We want that relationship. We want the experience. In the end, fed is best. That's what matters. But all I know right now is that breastfeeding is hard. I am doing my very best but always have a question in the back of my mind. Always second guessing myself. Always wondering if I'm doing OKAY. I'm determined to tough it out. I want to do this. Mamas really do need all the support they can get. So mama, you're hearing it from me, you're not going crazy, it is hard, but you're doing good. Keep going!! There's a rumor going around that it gets easier #motherhoodrising #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #postpartum #breastfeeding #ebf #fedisbest #baby #newborn #mom #mama #momlife #fitpregnancy #pregnant #pregnancy #babygirl #letthembelittle #laleche #momstrong #fitmom #mommy #daughter #ig_baby #ig_motherhood #newmom #healthypregnancy #strongmom
Leah is unable to pinpoint one exact reason why breastfeeding is tough, but makes a valid argument that all mums can relate to:
"We trusted our bodies to grow our babies for nine months and now we have to trust our body to supply the nourishment for our babes growth and development. Talk about pressure."
She speaks the truth!
My baby is one week old today....and so is this outfi#postpartum #postpregnancy #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodinspired #mom #mama #momlife #postpartumfitness #realshit #realtalk #baby #newborn #birth #labor #parentingdoneright #positivevibes #parenthood #pregnancy #motherhooduncensored #penelopebuttons
Since Leah shared this honest post on Instagram, it has been liked over 8,000 times, with hundreds of mums commenting on it, in support of her statement.
"Mamas really do need all the support they can get. So mama, you're hearing it from me, you're not going crazy, it is hard, but you're doing good. Keep going!!"
You heard her... you're doing a great job!