As I decided to eat a little less, Baby C is eating a little more. Before she was even born, I worried about feeding her. I was afraid that breastfeeding would be a challenge for me. I read the books and went to a class. I even had my husband attend with me.
With the help of my nurses and sister-in-law, Baby C latched on quickly. Success! What was I worried about? I thought I was doing great, until we went to the pediatrician. Baby C lost too much weight and we had to supplement. That was okay, until she wouldn’t latch on at all. My husband was such a champ trying to help me. We finally called in a Lactation Specialist. I’m so glad we did. She taught me so much. But I still struggled. There were late nights that I couldn’t get her to latch and I even fed her formula out of a bottle. I remember going to bed and telling my husband I was the worst mommy in the world. There were also late nights that Baby C latched on easily and did great! I was so excited and felt like I conquered the world.