The following is my friend Amanda's story about her experience breastfeeding her second child, her son Noah (you may read about Amanda's experience nursing her daughter here):
The Story Of Noah.
Fast-forward 16 months after my first was born and we were welcoming our second blessing,my son! his birth experience was just as beautiful AND I was even able to have him at the birth center. Let me tell you about patience, you really learn it so much when you have your second. Since I was more experienced at nursing (unlike when I had my first) I had that part down, no more long frustrating nights.We started off wonderfully, just a little while after his birth, he was nursing effectively!
Three Days into nursing,everytime I would nurse him it would be SOOOO painful on my one side. It was so cracked and sore, oh my gosh, worst pain ever! Thank God it was only on one side. I'm so thankful this was my second and I had already attained so much information on nursing that I sucked it up for a few days and, when he was about 2 weeks old, it was such a pleasure to nurse again.It was so worth the pain because now he is still nursing strong and he will be 1 year old on August 14! I really do hope that he will continue until at least two or three with nursing as I just love the attachment I have. He always wants me and I personally LOVE that.
Thank you again for taking the time to read my story! I hope it encourages you, if you are struggling with nursing or planning on nursing, to push through the hardest time, the first few weeks. Have support from other Breastfeeding Mama's and a firm set answer of YES I WILL NURSE and be that woman of your word, you are/will do great!
About the author:
Amanda is wife to Pete and mother to Ava, 2, and Noah, 11 months.