I had no idea how easy or hard breastfeeding was going to be for me. I had heard it can be really rough at first but gets easier. So before I even got started I set some goals.
1. Get through the first month and then check in with myself if I want to keep going.
2. Get to three months and check in
3. Six months and check in
4. One year and check in
Turns out getting used to breastfeeding was super painful. My husband even went on a midnight store run for nipple cream. After about a week (and a pep talk from a mom friend) it was totally different. More importantly it was enjoyable.
So if you are thinking about giving breastfeeding a shot. I would highly recommend making some goals and reassessing after each goal is met.
I just hit six months and decided to keep going to the one year mark!
If you are currently in the painful beginning stage vent it out in the comments or shoot me an email and I will be happy to give you a pep talk!
Hang in there mamas!