This was Remi and me at week 7 of him being earthside. It was the last breast milk he had. I had been pumping since day 5 of him being earthside as I had bleeding nipples (yes, tmi!) then mastitis twice! That week was full of guilt, the guilt I had never experienced before. I was in so much pain, I was still trying to get milk out that was actually drying up. My body actually made the decision for me. I was exhausted and in so much pain but the guilt kept me going. Every day less and less was coming out. My body could feel the emotion drain it was taking for me to pump.
Our bodies have a beautiful way of making us listen. As sad as I was, I reached the goal I wanted to achieve… 6wks of breast milk. He may have only been on the boob for 4days but he had to breast milk for 7wks! I managed to freeze a little for later when he gets sick. You are pumped from day 1 that breast is best and in 3rd world countries, it really is due to dirty water etc.
What’s best is FED!
However, that is. Remi is a healthy little baby who’s had both breast and formula. He loves milk, however, it comes. To the mums struggling, do what’s best for you and your baby. Don’t put the weight of the world on your shoulders! Yes, the guilts real but I’d rather a happy healthy fed baby than one screaming hungry!
Be Kind to yourself Mamma’s!