Has breastfeeding ever cross your mind?

Has breastfeeding ever cross your mind?

Welcome to FSLC and my newly launched blog about breastfeeding. I’m Romaine *smile*

My blog and future posts are going to center around how we feed our babies. You may or may not agree with my views, but please be assured that I am not attacking you, your choices, or your opinions. I want to first state that breastfeeding NEVER crossed my mind until I became pregnant. My son would launch a journey that would last 16 years and counting and would shape my personal breastfeeding experience and that also lead to my becoming a Certified Lactation Consultant.
So I am someone who for whatever reason, maybe cultural or social reasons, never had any experience growing up witnessing our being told that breastmilk what the ‘best milk’ so it was totally new to me when I was introduced to information regarding breast feeding while in the hospital and that sparked my interest. First, it was a free service that I would not have to spend money on or wake up in the middle of the night to warm bottles and such so I was pretty much sold from that vantage point. And then when they added in the health benefits for my precious son I was all in.
However, I faced many challenges starting out that will allow me to join in on your anger and frustrations if you felt circumstances prevented you from meeting your breastfeeding goals. Some of the challenges I faced were low milk supply to bleeding cracked nipples due to not being correctly informed about latching methods and preventive measures BUT I did not let that discourage me and I held on for 9 months! This led to my passion for wanting to teach other women about breastfeeding and to somehow give informed consent to allow you to choose what you feel is best. Undermining and downplaying its normality is a trend that I see not only in the South but in commercials and other means of advertising. I also believe when you have knowledge that you we seek help when breastfeeding doesn’t work, or you will seek preventive action so that breastfeeding WILL work. This is not a trendy behavior or lifestyle choice but something that is biologically normal and you can find support with our agency and I can personally assist you! I would love to hear your story behind how you became interested in breastfeeding!

By | 2018-04-12T19:52:21+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: babies|Tags: , |3 Comments

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  1. Keshay Campbell April 13, 2018 at 2:27 am - Reply

    My daughter is now a year and half in age. She was breastfed for 3 1/2 months before I gave up. I didn’t get to breastfeed her for the first 2 weeks of her life because of meds I had to take for PIH. I just expressed milk and dumped it to keep my milk supply going. She grew used to bottles and would not latch properly. I ended up just hand expressing her bottles of milk everyday because I was faster than the pump. Eventually I had supply problems and began to supplement with formula. I’m grateful for the opportunity to experience some form of breastfeeding and all the lactation consultants advice. Especially your help Romaine.

  2. Hope April 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I breastfed for almost 3 months. I wanted to do it longer but my milk stopped producing due to stress. As a teen mom I didn’t breastfeed my son bc of teenage reasons lol! I’m glad that I had the entire LCHS crew to encourage and educate me! It is time consuming and aggravating at times but it was so worth the time invested!

  3. Kendra Thunder Williams April 23, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    From the moment I knew I was going to be a mother I knew I was going to breastfeed. I aimed to provide my daughter with the best source of nutrition possible that only I could give …. me 🙂 if I could handle 9 months of changing my whole lifestyle and diet then I could do it again for at least another year! I’m still on my breastfeeding journey now reaching mark 10 I’m aiming for 18 months it’s been already a crazy road from low supply pumping to cracked nipples from biting and more but I’m still pulling through for my baby girl! Whatever I can do for her I will always try my best to do it and breastfeeding was just that for me another thing I could do for my baby

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