I have to say, last time when I was pregnant with Braden, I was so excited to breastfeed. I am this time too. The bond is just unbreakable. But, I do have some fears about it, because it was SO EASY with Braden. Too easy? I hear of tons of complications, lack of supply, latch issues, mastitis...I had none of that with Braden. He latched on within minutes of being born and we never had a problem. Ever. I'm not even exaggerating. I think the biggest problem he had was that he was a spitty baby. After he'd have a growth spurt and my supply shot through the roof, my let down would be insanely high and he had some troubles adjusting and therefore would be extra spitty, but that's about it. He weaned perfectly, when it was time to stop, we were both ready, I wouldn't change a thing about our breastfeeding journey together.
So am I scared that things won't be the same for me and Squishy? Absolutely. But? I am also way more knowledgeable now than I ever was with Braden, and I know there's nothing I can't work through. I've also been inspired to nurse publicly more often. I had no problem nursing in public with my Hooter Hider cover...I did it for me more so than for other people's insecurities, especially in the beginning when you're both learning how to do it! Nursing a neonate is super tricky at first and requires a Boppy for sure! (for me, anyway!) BUT having seen your pictures on Instagram & Twitter and from seeing how comfortable my sister-in-law Jess is with nursing in public, I'm motivated to nurse publicly where I see fit - in my own home in front of female relatives/friends and certainly in the designated nursing areas in malls etc. Will I do it at the swimming pool watching Braden in swimming lessons? Probably not, but that's for MY comfort, no one else's!
I would love to hear your stories about your breastfeeding journeys, leave me some links if you have posts or comment below!