I never thought I would make it to BF to the 6 month mark because I had a horrible first 12 weeks. (mastitis a few times, blocked ducts, thrush, oversupply, blisters, bad latch, you name it, I had it) that and the added pressure of my mum to stop BF and to FF. well, whenever my mum starts telling me what to do it makes me more determined to do things my own way so being me and headstrong, i pushed through it all. Last 3 months have been going really well and since I feel like I missed out on the good times the first 12 weeks I will try to keep going till DS is at least 12 months.
So many times I have thought about giving up in those first 12 weeks, I have called the Australian Breastfeeding Association ladies a few times, seen a lactation consultant, been crying in the office of the midwife who did my DSs 2 month check. I nearly gave up. I was simply not prepared and didnt know much about all the stuff that Id have to work through while BF.
Now that I know I can do it, I will definitely try to BF again next bub. Will try to get into it with a more relaxed view though, whatever happens happens and if i cant do it so be it but now at least I know what to expect. Wish I had had all this knowledge before my BF journey though.
all in all I feel it has been worth it though, love the sense of achieving the 6 month mark soon