Yes, that is the title of this blog post. You see, nursing is a challenge for me. I know that a lot of mom's say that it is a beautiful bonding experience with your baby. Your body is designed to nourish your child etc, etc. I totally get that. I am in awe of how God designed women to carry his wonderous tiny creations inside our bodies and then provide the nourishment they need to survive.
However, let's just all be a little honest here and say that it isn't easy. My little Sean, although adorable, is a pirahna. The first week I thought my breasts were going to fall off because he was literally sucking me to death! (Gentlemen, if there are any reading, this may not be the blog post for you). They looked like they had just been in a bloody battle and lost! And whenever I asked a lactation consultant for help (which by the way they are a great resource if you are really having a hard time with nursing) they would try to make sure he was latching on correctly. Most of the time he was. But he is a strong sucker so whenever he slipped off OUCH!!!!!!! Oh the pain!!!!!!
The second week is going much better. He however doesn't like the left boob for whatever reason. I have a mind to tell him that he can't be picky and that he better remember who gave birth to him and who is feeding him. Ha! All in all nursing is mostly a lot of work and it is hard when you have a 3 year old running around desiring your attention. I am hoping that after a couple more weeks we will both get the hang of this and that it won't seem so tedious. I am sure a lot of new mommas feel this way so I know I am not alone.
But man you really do feel like a cow that is being milked :).