Painful, sore nipples are the worst thing EVER when you are a breastfeeding mom! My youngest son is almost 5 years old and I can still remember crying every time he woke up to breastfeed that first week of his life. There are so many horror stories about painful nipples out there that some women are petrified of breastfeeding.
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In honor of World Milksharing Week, our first Breastfeeding Memoir author shares her story about donating milk to a very worthy cause. Would you like to submit your breastfeeding memoir for publication? If so, please see the details below... From Young: I was a pretty confident mama when nursing for the first month and a half. As soon as I started to feel like we were in the clear, I developed an overactive let-down. The next 6 weeks were completely agonizing. The pain of seeing your hungry baby reject your breast over and over again, no matter how hungry he is, cannot be adequately described. I was constantly breaking down, fearful for my baby's health and happiness.
Updated on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:46PM by Robin
Will you share your breastfeeding memoir? I am in love with memoirs! I love the glimpse I get into another person's life. I love hearing a person’s inner most thoughts and connecting with her soul. The power of one’s personal story is intense and sometimes overwhelming. Last Saturday, I had the honor of attending a Red Tent Event. For 4 hours, I cried, laughed, ached, and bonded with the other women in the room as we shared our birth stories. Some were stories of joy. Others were ones of heartbreak and healing. In the end, the memoirs of the women involved had touched my life in ways that were indescribable. And the guilt that was released from my soul after sharing my son’s birth story I will never be able to describe. The calmness that has set over me has initiated a healing that I have been trying to uncover for years.
I have been following the blog, Hank and Lucy, since Henry and Lucia were born. Their moms, Jamie and Celia, are eloquent, funny, and wonderfully honest about their transition to motherhood. Last week, Celia bared her soul in a post about her struggles with breastfeeding. I was so touched by her story, as she shared how she tried EVERYTHING to make breastfeeding work for her and her daughter. In my mind, Celia is a complete rockstar for her commitment to her daughter. I am so thankful that she had the courage to share her story.