Has anyone else found breastfeeding challenging? I was totally unprepared for the uphill battle that is nursing. And then my stinkin' Dove chocolate revolted against me.
We are doing much better two weeks in, but honestly, there were times that I wanted to quit. Knowing that this is the best thing that I could possibly do for Olivia right now is the only thing that kept me going. I have gotten so many encouraging comments and messages and phone calls, and I am so thankful! The support from Ben has been absolutely vital.
So to all you expectant moms, and those of you who are where I am--know that it will get better! Just push through! All of the research in the world won't prepare you for the emotions and internal struggles that come with being the only food source for your new little life.
I have started to use my alone-time with Olivia to really dig in to praying for her, and for other people in our lives. Let us know how we can pray for you--seriously. Send me a message or an email, or leave a comment. I think of all of you who have told me that you've been reading, so let me know what you're struggling with! It doesn't matter how many years it has been since we've talked or seen each other! I have been so blown away by the people who have come out of the woodwork. You're next!