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ButterflyBaby1107 posted:
What did you learn about breastfeeding that no one told you or surprised you?

1. I did not know that milk would come shooting out! One night I accidentally squirted my husband in the face while I was trying to get my daughter latched on! I surprised him and me!
2. I did not imagine sitting with ice packs in my bra because when my milk came in my breasts were so hot, hurting, and getting engorged.
3. Even though I knew I was providing food for my baby and that it was saving me money--I was still embarrassed to have to take time out at work to go pump.
4. I was amazed that my body could provide the food for my baby-and that I had the patience and strength to feed my baby every 3 -4 hours. It is amazing what us women can do!
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mom2laurenmckenna responded:
I agree, it is amazing!

I didn't realize how time consuming it was going to be, especially when my DD was cluster feeding. I did nothing else for hours.

I also didn't realize how possessive my lo would become of my breasts. At 3 months she was moving the nipple to her mouth unaided. She holds it and sleeps and she reaches down my shirt anytime. Its actually sweet and humorous.

I'm also surprised how unconcerned I've become w others looks and opinions.

I'm so glad I chose to bf. I can't imagine anything better.


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