a tough gig! We all have our individual struggles, our own path, our own
lessons and they can be emotional or physical or both. For some the struggle is
immediate and for some they come later. My struggle started shortly after the birth
of my daughter. Things were great after and have been since, but I'm under no illusion that I won’t be tested again and maybe again and again.......Motherhood
is certainly an interesting journey.
struggle was breastfeeding, but before I get to that I also found it hard lugging
so much stuff around. My back isn’t the strongest and baby + bag of stuff +
stroller in and out of the car equalled a sore back and lots of anxiety for me.
So I stayed at home a lot while my children’s were babies. I saw a stroller
advertised the other day which showed a woman get it out of the boot, open it,
click it into position with one hand and a baby in the other. There is fantastic
new design emerging all the time to make life easier for parents.
So my real
problem was with my boobs- my ducts didn't work great and so I couldn't get enough
milk out. My routine was this: Breastfeed, then top up with formula, then play
with baby, then baby would sleep for ONLY 45 MINUTES! in which time I had to
express. I never left the couch and my back was sore hunch over all the time. I
clearly needed to get out more and walk around, but well, I needed to eat and
sleep and all those other things you need to do. We are told breast feeding is natural,
easy, the best thing for you and your baby.......sometimes it’s not!! And although
things were easier with my boy and my boobs worked a little better, I still had
to go through the same routine but perhaps with less anxiety. The first time
round was devastating! I was not prepared for not being able to breastfeed and
really felt I had to morn this part of motherhood.....it wasn't what I wanted
and on top of that, professionals made me feel guilty for something I had no
control over AND WAS NOT MY FAULT. Breastfeeding lasted four months with my
daughter and six months with my son- things were easier after that emotionally
and physically but I would have given anything to have been able to solely breastfeed.
very lucky since. I have two healthy, happy, well mannered and easy going kids
and thank the universe for this every day. I think it’s important for all women
to share their struggles, big or small, with others as Motherhood can be an
below is a product on the web site that I wish I had on my kitchen bench for all
those bottles and bits that we had to deal with every day. And I stock this
product because I can certainly relate.....
Please share with those closest to you what you struggled with or are currently struggling with?