Breastfeeding is Bullsh!t

It's National Breastfeeding month! (cheers and applause) I don't have to tell you the benefits of breastfeeding, because you already know them. It's all anyone talks about. However, I do feel it necessary to share the rest of the story, because if someone had told me this before I had my son, the last 2 years of my life would have been so much easier on me and my family. "Breastfeeding is hard. No one tells you how hard it is and that it can be painful too." Hold my beer. So,

The Fourth Trimester

Picture this: You’re laying in your bed with a pillow propping your baby up to nurse. The baby will nurse for a moment and pull away. Sweet little bear. You try to reattach the baby. They reattach for 30 seconds and you sigh a sigh of relief, right before the baby detaches again. You repeat this process for about 5 minutes and finally, the tiny human attaches and stays there. You hold your breath, trying not to fuck it up. Once you realize that the baby is latched and feeding