“We have an interesting journey ahead, but I know that my body is strong. Childbirth has left me feeling empowered and in awe of what nature can accomplish. You don’t truly appreciate how God designed you until you’ve experienced being pushed to the limit, am I right?”
Losing your milk supply from postpartum depression does not make you a bad mother.
Being unable to breastfeed because of a medical condition or necessary medication does not make you a bad mother.
Bottle feeding because your baby can’t latch properly does not make you a bad mother.
Breastfeeding does not always equal success in motherhood.
Mama, I know it seems freakin’ hard to keep a baby human alive what with faulty car seats, SIDS, tornadoes, and kidnappers. Trust me, I’ve thought all of this through, and I’ve finally determined that we can’t ALWAYS have a game plan. And that’s okay. I know there are nights you cannot sleep because of the anxiety crawling its way into your bed. When all you see when you close your eyes are crib-fires and broken bones and late night hospital visits. BUT YOU WILL BE OKAY. Odds are, you and your family will survive every obstacle thrown at you, and losing sleep five months before baby is born will have no contribution to that. Stay away from Google. Do not watch the news on tv. Repeat after me, “I will be okay. My baby will be okay. My family will be okay.” then roll over and go back to sleep.
“I know that he’ll go on to be the best husband and daddy he can possibly be…because he’ll learn that from you.”
“There are no mistakes. Just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross
(Disclaimer: I am in no way claiming to be a medical or lactation professional. This post is based entirely on my own experience. Please keep in mind that everyone reacts to herbs differently and may not achieve the same results.) My son would not stop crying. All night long, I nursed him as often as…