I Wondered If It Was I Who Had Made Him Sick

November 18, 2016

  1. This is so true and really speaks to me!! My daughter could never latch without a shield and I struggled with keeping my supply up. It was a constant struggle for me. When I realized that supplementing and not being overly stressed was going to be better for both of us, it helped me immensely! This is the message that new mothers need!

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you Vicki! I went through the exact same realization, and it is so freeing–to understand that a less-stressed-out mama is often what our baby really need. Thank you for your thoughts!

  2. Kristina says:

    This was so beautiful! I had so much guilt around feeding my daughter. I breastfed her for 21 months, but it was hard for me. Even now that she isn’t breastfeeding and eating solids I still worry about what she is eating. I think it’s a common worry that mothers have, especially when they are so young. I think we definitely need to focus on giving ourselves more grace and focusing on all the things we are doing right like showing love and care and concern for our children. Thanks for sharing!

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Yes! “Giving ourselves more grace and focusing on all the things we are doing right”! Love that.

  3. This is a great post! I love it how you tell moms it’s ok if they weren’t able to breastfeed! I have never been able to, I had 4 kids under 4 years and I tried to breastfeed each one, but it never worked! I never got enough milk in with any babies, even though I never completely ‘dried up’ between pregnancies I it didn’t help, every baby I thought this time it will work because it never completely disappeared! But I was wrong:( it’s so nice to read a post like this supporting us who can’t even though we have tried. There are so many posts that say you can always breastfeed, you just have to try harder, but they don’t understand! Thank you for writing this one for us mama’s who can’t and don’t make us feel guilty about it!

  4. Jasmine says:

    Great post-it’s important that we moms speak out about these things, and know they aren’t alone!

  5. Jenna says:

    LOVED this post. It made me chuckle, I did not know what the article contained…I was reading this while drinking my mother’s milk tea and worrying that my little girl has not eaten in four hours and is sick (I have to keep up my supply). After reading this, I am giving myself grace 🙂

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