Breastfeeding Ups & Downs

Let me start by saying that I am so grateful that I was able to breastfeed Grace. I know some women try very hard and are unable and others choose not to and use formula. Whichever you choose I know is best for you and your little one.


 Here are a few reasons why we chose to breastfeed:


1. FREE- Yall know I am all about saving money and especially when it is free!

2. We were made to nurse- God made nursing for mom and baby. It is healthier for baby and it helps mom lose the baby weight.

3. Not as Messy- I am so glad that I did not constantly have to clean bottles, mix formula and boil nipples.


The reasons I did not enjoy breastfeeding: (which sadly are all VERY selfish)


1. No one could help in the middle of the night or any other time for that matter.

2. I could not run first time in the morning (or most times) because I was too engorged. 

3. I could only be separated from Grace for a couple hours at a time because she needed to be fed so frequent. Sometimes I just need alone time. 

Let me just brag for a minute. (Since it is my blog after-all) I am proud to say Grace is 11 months old and she has never even tasted formula. She has survived this long just from her momma's milk. I feel very fortunate and grateful! Now that we are weaning she is doing great and I am sad and glad at the same time!


2 comments:

  1. I feel u! We are at 7 months and its just now easier...please write a post on weaning when u can! Love ur blog!

    Http://chrissycdoucet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hopped over to your blog and your little girl is so cute!

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Hi! I'm Katie. Wife to Michael. Mom to Grace, David Michael & Emma. Christ Follower. Runner. Stay at home mommy.
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