Breastfeeding is Hard but Beautiful (Honest Story of Momma Tatiana)
Breastfeeding is hard. Your breastfeeding journey can be one heck of a rollercoaster ride, especially with issues like clogged milk ducts, nipple soreness, low milk supply, fatigue, baby blues, and so many other problems that mommas could experience.
As a mom of two and a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, I could say from experience that breastfeeding could get horribly tough. Worse, it’s so easy for any mom to feel alone, frustrated, and even guilty for feeling the way they do.
When your emotions are all over the place and your whole being is weary of everything that’s going on, it always helps to hear from someone who feels for you and understands you. So, today, my hope is that you’ll get a few good doses of joy from the story and tips of our featured mom.
Meet Momma Tatiana
Tatiana Pujol is one of my favorite fashion stylists and beauty enthusiasts. She’s the amazing woman behind We Shop in Heels, and she’s a proud mom of two lovely kiddies!
Just like most mommas, Tatiana has her share of breastfeeding frustrations, challenges, and joys. And as passionate as she is when it comes to fashion and glam, her motherhood journey didn’t always look as chic as some people might expect.
Why is breastfeeding so hard?
Tatiana breastfed both of her two daughters. When asked how her experience was like, her response was:
“My first was really hard. I had a traumatic emergency C-section experience that affected my milk supply.”
New to breastfeeding, Tatiana had no idea how hard nursing her first baby would be. She did receive help from the hospital she stayed in; she took classes about what to expect after birth and the common issues postpartum women might experience.
But, as helpful as these classes were, no amount of books and studies could’ve adequately prepared her for the new experience. Her first daughter had a poor latch, which made breastfeeding painful. Plus, feeding soon after a C-section was no easy feat.
Tatiana’s experience reflects what breastfeeding in the early weeks is like for most moms: it’s hard, it hurts, and it could get traumatic.